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Joined 05-05-05, id: 474070
Author has written 6 stories for Essay, Fantasy, and Fantasy.

Name: Gautam

Age: 17 (quite recently)

My literary interests include Classical English poetry and epic fantasy. Among the great romantics, I have particular liking for Byron and Shelley- Don Juan, The Isles of Greece and The Revolt of Islam being my particular favourites from that period. Apart from that certain poems of Keats have appealed deeply to me- Odes to Autumn, Malencholy and Grecian Urn being prominent ones. Kipling is wonderful for a tired mind not wanting to concentrate too deeply- especially the poem "If". Finally, I cannot forget Tolkien and his beautiful songs of Middle-Earth.

Regarding fiction, Lord of the Rings takes first place by far on my Fantasy list. Tolkien is followed by William Morris, Philip Pullman and Ursula Le Guien. And just for the record, I do not share Keats views regarding Chapman's Homer- it completely failed to stir me... ;-)

Other favourite books? "To Kill a Mockingbird", "Animal Farm", "1984", "Papillon", "All Quiet on the Western Front", "Ivanhoe." PG Woderhous is sublime, particularly on a rainy day...

Another piece of pointless information, but Iabsolutely adore Sting's song 'Desert Rose."

I hate, despise, loath and abhor Christopher Paolini's Eragon.

I dream of being a writer/poet someday- 'nuff said.

P.S Criticism of my works is perfectly acceptable.

PPS. At present stage I have removed all my poems from FP as I now wish to try and publish. New work will be posted on my Livejournal account piper_of_dawn, so if you'd like to read please roll up and ask to be friended. ;-)


Lapthalier by Afterlight reviews
From Lapthalier the sorrows wash... My first rhyming poem
Poetry: Fantasy - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 66 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Published: 12/16/2007 - Complete
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Ode to Dante reviews
On putting down Dante's Divine Comedy. The last few lines form a small tribute to Keats, who's On First Looking into Chapman's Homer forms the inspiration for this poem.
Poetry: Fantasy - Rated: K - English - Fantasy/Spiritual - Chapters: 1 - Words: 187 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 6/16/2007 - Complete
Some Day reviews
If the realm of poetry was a battleground, rhyme and metre are waging a last stand against the advancing evil of free verse.
Poetry: Fantasy - Rated: K - English - Poetry/Fantasy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 188 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 1 - Published: 12/18/2006 - Complete
Bridge to Eternity reviews
The pride of two realms depends upon the outcome of a game... and one mistake leads to banishment, a Quest and a journey upon the Bridge to Eternity.
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: K - English - Fantasy/Adventure - Chapters: 5 - Words: 15,614 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Updated: 2/3/2006 - Published: 1/16/2006
Shards of Flame: A Study of Rivalry in Football reviews
A brief essay on the origins of some of the most famous and passionate rivalries in footballing history. And I mean association football, rather, soccer.
Fiction: Essay - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,336 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 8/3/2005
The City of Stone reviews
The tale of a war-torn world in which the fates seem to be working to manipulate everything towards a mysterious destination- the City of Stone. Reviews appreciated. Cheers.
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: K - English - Fantasy - Chapters: 13 - Words: 40,943 - Reviews: 11 - Favs: 3 - Updated: 6/21/2005 - Published: 6/2/2005
Harry Potter: A very critical review reviews
My controversial views regarding a book all the world and its grandmother is praising to the skies.
Fiction: Essay - Rated: K - English - Parody - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,444 - Reviews: 11 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 1 - Published: 5/12/2005