Reviews for The West Canal
Agarwaen chapter 1 . 10/31/2010
It's great to finally see something new from you.

As always your charecters are absolutely lovable, the story is beautifully written, and well balanced between "I want to know more, whats happening next?" and "This was a perfect ending to a perfect little story."
sobran chapter 1 . 10/31/2010
nicely done. i liked that you don't meticulously describe the setting of the story but i can still picture and get a feel of the world the characters are in. good read on halloween. thanks
Sonneillonv chapter 1 . 10/31/2010
Beautifully done. I'd love to hear more about their lives together, but it's very well framed as a short story.
Dark Manifest chapter 1 . 10/31/2010
I envy your ability to worldbuild while moving the plot along briskly and fascinatingly. Well, envy and adore. If only more authors could manage that. Excellent story.
Starbrat chapter 1 . 10/31/2010
A very nice story. The characters were well-rounded and the worldbuilding was enough to understand where it was set without dragging the story down.
plumblossom chapter 1 . 10/30/2010
I'm glad I got directed to this in such a way that I missed the "horror" classification: I avoid stories with that label because I don't trust them. Usually they're not worth the squick.

I wouldn't call this a horror story though. I call it _good_.

Only, you ended it, and I feel like I want to know who's killing the boys and why, and I get the feeling that I won't know that . . .
overlordpotatoe chapter 1 . 10/30/2010
The Jesse lives! It's so great to see something from you after so long. You and your writing have been missed.

Beautiful story, as always. Best thing I've read in a while. Your characters are as lovely and alive as always and I'm very fond of your angle on the supernatural.

I hope we hear from you again soon!
red bean chapter 1 . 10/30/2010
It's late and I am inarticulate, but I am so happy to read something new from you, but particularly this, because it was short and perfect. You have a gift for creating characters that one becomes very attached to very quickly, and worlds just hinted at so that they seem to exist out there, somewhere. Thanks for the strange and beautiful dreams I'll have for Hallowe'en.
Asterthe chapter 1 . 10/30/2010
FUN! I love the world you've built here. The bits of legal and illegal magic and the wet-dreary feel of the canal. I've never read such a TACTILE ghost story. :D
Chasmodai Blue chapter 1 . 10/30/2010
Have I told you how much I am in love with your writing? Because I am. You are a genius in possession of this ridiculous talent for worldbuilding that makes me green with envy: all your landscapes seem simultaneously surreal and totally plausible. It's very impressive.

The plot of this story made me think of this movie with Reese Witherspoon. I can't remember what it was called. I liked the movie, but your story was way better.

Also, my favorite image was the teacup roof tiles. I thought that was a great description.

I hope you are back in the business of creating beautiful things and that we will see more of you soon.

Good night!
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