"Ricardo" is a remarkably beautiful story, because you managed to describe the protagonist, Ricardo, precisely, through how others see him, without ever making him the protagonist of a single chapter! You've been really good.
The figure of Ricardo comes out clear and beautiful. Is it because each of us is in relation to others? Each chapter apparently introduces new characters, but in reality it completes the figure of the true protagonist of the whole story, of Ricardo. Good boy!
Wednesday, 8 February 2012
your story titled "Ricardo" was for you an occasion of a stylistic challenge: to describe a person without ever making him the protagonist of a single chapter. A challenge that I think you have won, and not just to the points.
Ricardo is a really amiable boy, according to how everyone who talks about him sees him. As you introduce a new "witness" the figure of Ricardo takes consistency, form, substance, and in the end, at least for me, leads to appreciate him, to love him.
Sunday, 23 August 2009
I enjoyed the story Ricardo. Each chapter did not flow directly from the previous chapter. It took getting used to this style.
None the less each chapter was interesting an revealed a bit more of the plot. As each chapter unfolded it was like a piece of the puzzle falling into place to reveal a bigger piece of the plot.