|Review:||Miss Lily Potter says:|
So I read this about a month or two ago, and I saw when it was done, so I said to myself "That's okay, I don't have to leave a review, it was from a long time ago."
But this story has been niggling in the back of my mind, begging to be reread, and so I did so. And I don't think I can *not* review.
This story... it's amazing. The raw emotion you packed into seven chapters is amazing. Clyde became a person, a real person. He was flawed and original and unique and he watched his best friends die. And when he was angry, I was scared. Even the second time I read it. I was sitting here and my heart was racing and I thought to myself, "This author is talented. So, so talented."
I've had you on my Favorite Authors for a while now, but it never really hit me, just how fantastic your stories are. There's so little description, and yet I could see everything.
The part that really got to me was Luna going mad. Just imagining her, sitting in the chair, rocking, scared the crap out of me.
And Vandy's death. Her freakout and then just lying there, halfway out the window... It was shocking and terrible.
But what really scared me was Clyde's blase reaction. I don't know if that was what you intended, but the "What now?" really cut me to the core. How much would it take someone to see, to have that reaction to that?
I loved it. I love that you had him discover God; I think it's a natural progression of Clyde's character.
Neville and Luna's deaths were so, so anti-climactic, yet they were such a focal point of the chapter. The first time I read it, I skimmed over it and then I had to go back and reread. "Wait, what? Neville and Luna *died*?"
I don't know how you feel about this story, but I really think it's wonderful. I think it's the emotion that really got to me, the raw emotions, splayed out on the page, because these are all people's reactions, with no magic. They're just... human. And that's really scary.
Author's Response: Oh, wow. How do I even begin to respond to this? I was so shocked to see that I had a review for Cage. I figured everyone had forgotten about it by now. Thank you so much ^-^
I can't thank you enough for saying I am talented. Compliments like that make me confident in that I can actually do this. I'm so glad you liked this story. I rather enjoyed writing it, even though it messed with me a little bit. Thanks so much =)
I hate description. I really do. I would much rather tell you the important stuff. I don't believe in writing the stuff people skim over. =P Thank you!
You're picking up on all the subtleties that I had intended everyone find, and that is just amazing to me. Thank you so much. Readers like you make my writing more enjoyable =)
I like this story, even though it's old. Thank you so much! This review totally made my day. My week!
Thank you! ^-^