Dave Housley, reviewing for American Book Review, takes a long, positive look at Steven Gillis' The Consequence of Skating, ending his thoughtful critique with:
Steven Gillis has made no secret that he wrote The Consequence of Skating during a time of great personal turmoil. With this novel, he's created a moving, engaging, and (somehow) entertaining meditation on how each life is a series of decisions that are made one by one, step by step, conscious or not, and for better or worse.
This book, and all of Dzanc's other titles are currently available on a buy one, get one free, basis through Sunday evening. As a reminder, this book also recently was awarded the IPPY Silver Medal in the category of Literary Fiction for novels published during 2010.