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Eric Smith (10)

Autor(a) de Don't Read the Comments

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12+ Works 678 Membros 83 Críticas

Obras por Eric Smith

Don't Read the Comments (2020) 228 exemplares, 7 críticas
The Geek's Guide to Dating (2013) 145 exemplares, 39 críticas
You Can Go Your Own Way (2021) 63 exemplares, 4 críticas
Battle of the Bands (2021) — Editor; Contribuidor — 44 exemplares, 8 críticas
Jagged Little Pill: The Novel (2022) 39 exemplares, 1 crítica
Inked (2015) 33 exemplares, 6 críticas
The Girl and the Grove (2018) 33 exemplares, 4 críticas
With or Without You (2023) 32 exemplares
Welcome Home: An Anthology on Love and Adoption (2017) — Editor; Contribuidor — 25 exemplares, 2 críticas
Textual Healing (2010) 18 exemplares, 11 críticas
Branded (Inked #2) (2017) 2 exemplares

Associated Works

Color outside the Lines: Stories about Love (2019) — Contribuidor — 83 exemplares, 5 críticas
Allies: Real Talk About Showing Up, Screwing Up, And Trying Again (2021) — Contribuidor — 51 exemplares, 4 críticas
All Signs Point to Yes (2022) — Contribuidor — 39 exemplares, 1 crítica
Boundless: Twenty Voices Celebrating Multicultural and Multiracial Identities (2023) — Contribuidor — 23 exemplares, 1 crítica
Relit: 16 Latinx Remixes of Classic Stories (2024) — Contribuidor — 21 exemplares
When We Become Ours: A YA Adoptee Anthology (2023) — Contribuidor — 9 exemplares


Conhecimento Comum

Data de nascimento
20th century
Local de nascimento
New Jersey, USA
Locais de residência
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Kean University (BA)
Arcadia University (MA)
literary agent



"Don't Read the Comments" by Eric Smith is a young adult novel that tackles important themes such as online harassment, gaming culture, friendship, and finding one's voice in the digital world. Here's an overview of the book and relevant tags:
melindaloraine | 6 outras críticas | Jun 19, 2024 |
2023 read. Read after hearing about the book from a local source. Gave me a huge Fleetwood Mac ear worm from my college days. Liked learning some new places in Philly, but overall, I think I was not the target reader for this. Will pass it on via Hilltop books hopefully to a more receptive (age wise) reader. I will say it was nice to see parents make stupid mistakes, and know I am not alone in this.

PS I did go to the area where the book takes place, 3rd and Market in Old City, and visit some of the other shops that actually exist and are mentioned in the story (ie Omoi (Japanese Stationary) and Menagerie Coffee. Nice finds!… (mais)
bookczuk | 3 outras críticas | Mar 15, 2023 |
Esta crítica foi escrita no âmbito dos Primeiros Críticos do LibraryThing.
Lovely and diverse collection of stories about music - I liked it a lot.
sbelasco | 7 outras críticas | Jan 3, 2023 |
This is a really good book in search of a copy editor. I very much liked the book - it was quirky, fun, kept me engaged, not predictable at all, and Eric Smith had a great voice in his writing. So it was a bit disheartening to be periodically thrown out of the story by a missing comma, or a "through" instead of "threw." However, minor quibble. I acknowledge that I am overly anal when it comes to things of a grammar nature, so I deal with it and move on.

Textual Healing has a plot straight out of a screwball romantic comedy, only I don't think even Hollywood could have come up with some of the supporting characters here. It is the story of a once-famous author who is suffering from one-hit-wonderdom. And then his life falls apart. His long-time girlfriend leaves him, his best-selling book is collecting dust in the clearance section (way way WAY discounted), his used bookstore is sinking about as fast as the Titanic, and he gets tricked into joining a support group for lapsed writers. But then, enters a girl (there's always a girl, isn't there?), Hannah, who doesn't run away screaming from the weirdness in his life - such as the flower-shop-owning, haiku-spouting ninja; or the apartment-destroying sugar glider. (Intrigued yet?) I won't say more because it will spoil the plot.

Was this book perfect? No. I wasn't hipster enough to fully enjoy all the references to hipstery things, so I probably missed out on something there. The writing was also a little rough around the edges and could have used another couple rounds of editing and some tough love "Dude, lay off the pop culture references. You'll only date the story later."

I am glad I read it, though. And I've now killed any desire I might have ever had to own sugar gliders. Not that I had much - two rabbits and a cat are destructive enough as it is.

Review copy courtesy of the author
… (mais)
wisemetis | 10 outras críticas | Dec 28, 2022 |



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