|Reviews for surrender after onehundredthirtyeight years|
| Kievsky chapter 1 . 4/17/2003
Oh wow. This is so descriptive but so subtle; I love how you convey all of the images and the emotions of the surrender. The whole countryside mirrors the encounter. Just that view-I guess it would probably be understatement, how you analyze the surroundings of the meeting instead of the actual meeting. Whatever it is it's unique and unusually powerful.
And v. is so wonderfully moving. By that time I wasn't thinking of it as the Civil War (my usual name of choice) but as the Lost Cause, that sad and romantic end of an era. Anybody who can make a Yankee mourn the downfall of the Confederate cause has got a lot of talent.
| E. Gao chapter 1 . 4/12/2003
it has already
been morning, the
sun is shrouded now,
there is a
wreathe of white breath"
if I ever write like you
my life's purpose will have been
[runs away and hides, bawling]
| Queen of the Harpies chapter 1 . 4/10/2003
Oh, I love the Civil War. So great, so tragic, great work..
| ShinigamiForever chapter 1 . 4/9/2003
I love how you connect all of this with flowers, magnolias mostly, and the last part, about the horses against innocuous brick buildings, it's just all so resigned and sad. I adore it.
| paradoxical goddess chapter 1 . 4/9/2003