Pastiche: Stories and Such
In her stories, Lucille Bellucci covers the world, where she has lived, with her peculiar off-center view. Her humor is a just treatment of comedy, and no one can deliver a grim look at history as she has lived it. Seven of Bellucci's stories and essays have won first-place awards. They make you laugh because you can see the thoughts, action and inner tremors. They are unrehearsed Life. There is plenty of sadness and drama, as well, and she does not flinch at those in the perplexities of that same life.
Her favorite humorist is James Thurber, and it shows. Oddly, her other favorite reading is novels on war, because the good ones have no time for artifice. Her own novels are exactly that. Ride along with her and see inside her head, if you can.