Theatre of Death (An Acid Suite Story) by Craig Lea Gordon is full of descriptions and not much else. I would expect a story which boasts "uncompromising story telling" to present readers with something more than bits and pieces of flashbacks. There is zero explanation of this dystopian society, and so little information about the characters, it's hard to feel anything for any of them.
I read stories and often wonder what the author is trying to accomplish. Correction. I read stories with glowing reviews and wonder if that's all it takes to make the author happy. I wonder if they expect to build a writing career with only positive reviews.
How can a review help an author improve if the reviews are just filled with catchy generic blurbs or a regurgitation of the story's description?