The Littluns was an amazing and different reading experience. It was like a movie, going through each page with artistically colored pictures depicting the scene on every other page. The book is about a group of friends, going out of there haven up in the mountains, a nice warm place where everyone is nice, as nice as can be, into a world where evil spreads like the plague. They go down to find new recipes, seeds, and inventions to use in their own little world. They are split up early into the hunt, and find get mixed up into an evil being spread into the world by the Necromancer. The Necromancer's goal is to take over the whole country, bend everyone to His will. As Sneetz, as the main character is called, goes through the process of finding himself, he learns what life is truly like, the hardships in it, and the friendships you can make. Littluns shows what life is like, how everyone eventually goes through it to the end, and how things can be lost, and never found. The Littluns is an amazing Christian book, showing what life is like for everyone, and what life will be like as it shows in the last Book, in an amazing twist of fantasy. I recommend the book to anyone; it is for any age, from a small child, to an elderly couple, to people who just want to read it for the genre, or to people who want to read it for the message in it. This book is one of the best reading experiences I have had in my entire life. Enjoy.
By Bruce Paul Brinick.
Read Littluns over the weekend and enjoyed it immensely. I tried real hard to find something wrong with it and just...er...uh...well I couldn't.
Well written - Beautifully illustrated - Compelling story - Kept my interest sufficiently to spend most of my waking hours this past weekend reading it. Well developed characters. Excellent possibility for a sequel or more, I hope.
Even without the illustrations, the characters were easy to imagine. "His Grossness" genuinely did gross me out as I envisioned each and every socially unacceptable thing he's habituated. Necromancer reminds me of our President. The people who wanted to give him unrestrained authority remind me of many US citizens today. Listening to Necromancer explain why his deceit would work so effortlessly and effectively, saddened me to think of how well many of us have been conditioned NOT to question illogical constructs and easily refutable "assumptions". We're so busy arguing about organized sports, democrats vs republicans and Obama vs McCain, we totally miss the fact that a private institution just doubled the supply of US dollars/debt and neither can nor ever has been audited.
I especially liked the discernible parallels and references to real social/governmental problems suffered in the real world and Terra Fermata. I'd recommend Littluns to anyone who enjoys literary and artistic imagination. Littluns stands on its own as a work of creative fiction and between the lines as an allegory of new world order, truth, faith, hope and spiritual conflict.
Reviewer, Midwest Book Review.
Adventure, courage, and determination surround loyal friends in the fantasy novel Littluns and the Book of Darkness. Movie Producer and Director now Author, Mark Glamack, uses his background in animation and writing to create this family friendly and Christian based young adult novel. With a mission to positively motivate, educate, enlighten and inspire through entertaining content, Glamack uses his own spiritual guiding light to draw his readers into the struggle between good and evil in this debut novel. The Littluns and the Book of Darkness will entertain audiences of all ages with its fast paced, intriguing storyline and elaborate illustrated life of the Littluns world in the Hollow Hills of the land, Terra Fermata. Author, Mark Glamack, shows off his artistic talent with colorful and meticulous illustrations. His veteran motion picture experience shines with expertly written detailed scene changes and engages readers with screenwriting skills that make his audience feel like they've been deep inside a high production animated movie. Glamack has exceeded his goal in depicting the journey of life, how to choose between the light and dark side of the world while showing the gifts of friendship and how they can influence us in the shadows of our own life choices. Littluns and the Book of Darkness is a delightful, skillfully written novel that will capture both young and mature readers and leave them with full hearts and the tools necessary to know the difference between good and evil. Littluns and the Book of Darkness is a wonderful gift for lovers of fantasy, for parents and educators who want to offer a faith based book and for librarians who want to expand their offerings.
By Jim Bratkowsky.
"Littluns" is a journey of survival against the most wretched characters you will ever meet..."
By Salvador C. Carrillo.
“…I truthfully don’t have enough viable proof to prove that god really exists, nobody does, but it doesn’t hurt to keep an open mind. This book changed my way of thinking and right in the middle I was crying in the metro train just thinking “wow he might really exist”…. This story should be the next big animation flick everyone has been craving for. Very good morals and story. Great for friends or family. Not like those new Disney films. Where’s the family values in those new flashy Hollywood scenes with bad vaguer? Good job Mr. Glamack you open my eyes on a possibility that might change the whole world if they give it a chance. Thank you for all your hardwork. Can’t wait for the next one.”
By Audrey Greenwell:Grandmother and Successful Entrepreneur.
I loved the book, LITTLUNS:and the book of darkness. I am looking forward to reading the sequel!! There has to be one! I found the travels of Sneetz, both exciting and frustrating! I wanted so badly for the one issue to be different although it was what it had to be! A very creative solution! His Grossness will create a wonderful image in a child's mind as his descriptive sounds and utterances cause giggles galore! A more evil creation than Equassym Enturim as the Necromancer could not be better described by the author. I had the feeling that this evil entity could not be detained without a Higher Power intervening. I was holding my breath through out the ending! Whew! Mark Glamack has taken the best of many thoughts of enlightened souls and turned it into a tale that will weave joy and intrigue through the imaginations of young and old alike.
By Courtney Pearsall:Ninth Grade, Fairport Deland High School, Fairport, New York.
Littluns is a wonderful story! The characters immediately draw you into this fantasy novel. Once inside the story, you feel yourself transported into this world of magic. Awesome. The Littluns is an adventure about friendship, loyalty, courage, and determination. The main character has to face a task which involves life and death. While others before him who have been given this task have returned successfully, there is still a chance that he may not. The character must rely on his strength and courage to complete the task and return home. He experiences fear, sadness, danger and ultimately a feeling of ........ Along the way, he strengthens the bonds with his friends who are traveling with him and develops new friendships too. I, also, experienced these same feelings while reading the Littluns. There is a struggle between good and evil that is similar to that of the Harry Potter series because the main characters use their courage, determination and a little bit of magic to overcome the forces of evil. I found the setting and the rest of the characters very intriguing. The way they go about doing their every day things made me interested in reading more. I loved the way the author displayed the strong friendships in the novel. The friends are supportive of each other and each others ideas and opinions. They are loyal to each other even when separated by evil. He gives a wonderful example of what true friendships should be! I was always excited to read further in the Littluns to see what was going to happen next, who was going where, who was going to do what, and how they succeeded in overcoming their fears. I hope the author writes a sequel to the Littluns because I would like to see what happens to this world when evil no longer rules. I thought the Littluns was an inspiring story of loyalty and hard work. It is a great book for students and adults alike.
Reviewer: Edwin L. Carpenter - Dove Foundation.
"Littluns" is a very literate story with well written and defined good and evil characters. Those who especially enjoy medieval literature and allegorical stories mirroring Biblical themes will enjoy this book. We gladly award this book our Dove "Family-Approved" Seal for ages twelve plus.