Reviews for Colin Corwin in Battles in the Belgian Congo
J.A. Fletcher chapter 1 . 12/24/2009
Excellent short story, introducing two characters-Colin and Cornelius-that I will remember for a long time, even after the story itself has passed through my memory.

The humor was wonderful, a good job to you on that, and the story itself very intriguing. I loved the way Colin wised up at the end about the Social Darwinism. Very good.

Best of Luck,

J.A. Fletcher
Clorinda chapter 1 . 3/20/2009
Better daytime entertainment than Homer Simpson, especially with his persistence at being hailed as White God and blasphemies of "Victoria's Garters." The way he swings "Social Darwinism" back at Armand actually invokes my faith in his intelligence.

Cornelius is a shockingly mature thirteen-year-old, especially how he handles Colin. (Brilliantly ironic guardian-ward role reversal.) Of course, the !Ung chieftain and Igg!henggass were brilliant with their drollness and long-suffering attitude. The stabbingly realistic fate of the tribe and the white men is nicely counterbalanced with a Chicken Soup moment.

The constant undercurrent of hilarity is extremely reminiscent of Steve Martin, and it's shameless parody that (thank god!) doesn't go overboard with slapstick.