A Midnight Call to Monto

Fiction - Short Story/Novela
24 Pages
Reviewed on 01/05/2020
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Author Biography

Robert E. Kearns won a 1st Place in the 2019 Pencraft Awards for his debut novel Hy Brasil: Island of Eternity.

Robert also peened the novels Crabb and Carnivore.

In addition, Robert has composed numerous short stories, several of which have received critical praise from Readers' Favorite.

He lives and writes in Dublin, Ireland

    Book Review

Reviewed by Rabia Tanveer for Readers' Favorite

A Midnight Call to Monto by Robert E. Kearns is the story of two friends who learn that life can be perilous if they associate with the wrong people. Charles and Bertie are two friends who became as thick as thieves during their university days. Charles is a regular guy who likes the company of men and a drink at times, but Bertie is a lady’s man and his conquests are legendary. Things change for the two when Charles invites Bertie to Dublin for a week and to have a good time. However, Bertie wants to visit Monto, the red light area, and meet a few ladies for some fun. Suddenly, Bertie is different and there isn’t much Charles can do about it. He is head over heels for a young woman in the red light district and he wants to marry her. Can Charles stop Bertie from making any rash decision?

I love the way Robert E. Kearns writes and his style of writing. His short stories are the best because he is able to encapsulate the lives of his characters in the minimum number of pages and ensure that the reader gets the best reading experience out of it. This is perhaps my favorite story by Kearns and this is largely because of the characters and their development. The pace was fast, the characters were interesting and the overall ambiance of the story was incredible. I enjoyed how A Midnight Call to Monto progressed and how the readers are nudged forward to discover what will happen next and enjoy the ride.


Wonderful short story