Since his earliest years, J.M. Florio has been writing, be it song lyrics, poetry, or short stories. Often examining the American social and political landscape, he embraces it while placing its soul under a microscope. In a land that brags of its freedom and opportunity for all, the characters in his stories move through unfulfilled lives with the strange hope of solipsism, aware that is only they who can save themselves.
Citing Joyce, Fitzgerald, and Raymond Carver as his primary influences, his prose style reflects the impact of these literary figures. It is ornate yet bare, laced with allusions but not impenetrable, and contains a voice that shifts its view and allegiances in a modernist manner, consequently provoking the reader to dissect the author's intent along with the character's motivations.
J.M. Florio seeks to break new literary ground in a time in which the concepts of experimentation and being "progressive" have become rather unpopular. But as it has anonymously been said, "It is nature's law to change, constancy alone is strange."