As a student of Drama, Gordon's work is more influenced by the great playwrights than by novelists. As a teacher, his work is always aimed at young people first, but with a depth of idea and humour that an adult will enjoy. As an academic, (MA, BA, Teaching Certificate) he is always aware of the ideas of his stories. To paraphrase Thumper in Bambi, "If you ain't got nothin' to say…don't say it."
He specializes in strong themes, strong characters (often women) and his own brand of humour, which, in real life, gets him into trouble more often than not.