|Review:||Violet Gryfindor says:|
Whoa, Gubby, this is gripping. Truly and terrifyingly gripping. To make a long story short, I'd started by trying out your other new story, the curiosity!fic, but finding it not really my thing (I suppose I'm so much of a gloomy guts that anything too cheerful isn't my thing :P), I delved into this story. I love your dark stories - they have great depth and power to them that draws in the reader and captures them whole. This one is no exception. In fact, I would say that, just from this first chapter, you've bested yourself. "Snow Red" still remains one of my favourite fanfiction stories, but this one is even better.
Where to begin? The "I" voice. Very Hannibal Lecter with the line "Good evening, Clara" sounding out in my head as "Hello, Clarice", but it's brilliant how you've turned the tables of that relationship, making this ominous-sounding voice the interrogator while the girl is the perceived psycho-killer. What was most frightening for me was not having any grasp on who the "I" voice was - it made me feel as though it could be me, sitting here reading the story, torturing Clara in order to get her story out of her. Scary, much?
It only goes to show that you're an amazing writer with huge creativity and wondrous skills. I really have to keep reading because I'm hooked. ^_^
Author's Response: Susan! Firstly -- I totally don't blame you for not being able to sit through The Confectionary, my morbidcuriosity!fic, because even I find it hard to do. But I did have a minor heart attack to see that you reviewed this instead because, as I think I told you, this isn't going well. So now this means I have to pay attention to this poor thing as well. :P
I like my dark stories better, too, honestly, but better than Snow Red, which I like to think of as my current magnum opus (Ambrosia, if/when it's finished, would be the actual one)? That's flabbergasting. Flattering and shocking, but flabbergasting. Especially with just one chapter.
Is it bad that I've never actually watched The Silence of the Lambs? Surprisingly, I have serious issues with horror/suspense movies. I am scared very easily. But the reason you don't have a grasp on the narrator's voice is because I didn't have a grasp on it either. I had no idea if it was a girl or a boy, let alone what character. But I'm not going to lie, scary is a good thing in something like this.
But eek, your reviews are just always incredible, and I'm so happy that you liked it, and I hope you continue to!