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written 1514 days ago
cherry

Gerald,

Read the first chapter.

From the brief portion I read, this engaging tale is like the literary equivalent to rock and roll: It's loud, fun, in your face, and refuses to be ignored. The deliciously warped characters are as intriguing as any in a Tom Robbins novel. All this and a glossary of Irish terminology. Outstanding!

This one's a winner. Exemplary work, Gerald. Backed with pleasure.

All the best,
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written 1515 days ago
cherry

Corrine,

From time to time I'll come across a book, a gem sparkling amongst the sooty coals, possessing some indefinable element about it that draws me in. Time evaporates and the world stops turning. All that remains and all that is important are the characters within and their lives. I'm glad I gave your work a look because, for me, this is one of those kind of books.

Backed with pleasure.

All the best,
Nit view book

written 1515 days ago
cherry

K.Z.,

This reads like many of the books in my grandfather's collection that I read as a young lad. Pulp for the 21st Century! I like it.

This should appeal to any sci-fi fan with its colonization of nearby moons, cyborgs, wormholes, nanobites, and miscellaneous modern gadgetry. It is also applicable to contemporary society, as much of this fantastic technology has already been realized, but especially in regards to the dystopian state forced upon the lower caste of citizenry by the power-driven elite.

Your story has some great imagery and is paced like one locked into the seat of a roller coaster.

Nice work, K.Z. Backed.

Best wishes,
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written 1518 days ago
cherry

Jose,

Read the first two chapters. Very intense. Very exciting. Just got off work and wanted to relax and read a bit, but now I'm all wound up!

Nice work. Backed.

All the best,
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written 1519 days ago
cherry

BJ,

Ran across your book and decided to check it out because I worked on a horse ranch several years ago (cleaning out the stalls, feeding, sweeping the shed-roll, etc.). I must say the first several paragraphs were so vivid, and aroused such vivid memories within me, I could almost smell the crisp air of daybreak that used to greet me each morning as the dogs escorted me to the barn. Very nice.

Moving on to other matters, you paint the Garretts as the classical American family that they are, perhaps weathered from years of honest hard work, but sound in mind and heart and always resilient. And from Joel's foolhardy saddling of Shelby and vain attempts to ride her at the beginning of your drama to his confiding in his father about his fears and uncertainties, you won this reader over. There's some great internal and external conflict at work here. I'm also very curious if something was really wrong with Starbuck that day or if it was just a freak accident.

Very well done, MJ. Backed with pleasure.

All the best,
Nit view book

written 1525 days ago
cherry

JD,

I believe this is the first book in the genre of erotica I've ever read. I would have remembered reading something of this nature before. Whew! Those first couple of chapters, man...I feel sort of lightheaded...all tingly inside. Pardon me a moment while I turn down the thermostat.

You write wonderfully! Of course there's no doubt you have a knack for placing the reader, um, how should I put this?, 'indelibly' in the moment, but during the process the prose cleverly weaves in the interesting plight of the characters of James and Sally. And with such a steamy opening you have given the reader another role apart from reader. Being included in such an intimate moment, however fictional, the reader unwittingly now plays the part of a voyeur. That's a pretty damn good way to keep the reader involved as you proceed in Chapter 4 by incorporating the germinating seeds of consequence of such carnal indulges.

Backed.

All the best,
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written 1525 days ago
cherry

Helena,

Anything to advance this entertaining tour de force closer to the editors desk!

All the best,
Nit view book

written 1526 days ago
cherry

Daniel and Calvin,

Fascinating. You gentlemen really did your homework.

If this ever sees print, please let me know. I'd love to own a copy. It would make a great addition housed in the psychology section on my shelf of non-fiction works.

All the best,
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written 1527 days ago
cherry

"Truth resides in every human heart, and one has to search for it there and to be guided by truth as one sees it."

"The straight path is as difficult as it is simple. Were it not so, all would follow the straight path."

-Mahatma Gandhi view book

written 1528 days ago
cherry

Brian,

Bullies in outer space! This is highly imaginative (and perhaps prophetic) work. I had never really given any thought to if and when humans have the technology to make such a voyage that there will always be the issue of class and ethnic struggles to contend with. Very thought provoking stuff, as well as a very entertaining read!

Backed with pleasure.

All the best,
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written 1528 days ago
cherry

Mary,

Very engaging character study/drama. Your powerful, descriptive prose transported me to the dusty wastelands of post WWI Missouri and I also detected a hint of Steinbeck in the first two chapters.

Great work, Mary. Backed with pleasure.

Best wishes,
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written 1529 days ago
cherry

Ana,

Read the first chapter of 'Snowflake' and have to say so far this is a very well crafted, engaging story. There is a lot of technology moving the plot along, which I found extremely compelling, if not a bit unnerving, as technology is well known to be a double edged sword. It was only after I finished the chapter and sat back to ponder for a moment on what I'd read that I realized as compelling as I found the modern gadgetry herein to be, of which we all rely on these days to some extent, it was actually when Amanda got the puppy for her birthday and the revelation that Jason lost his wife and child on the same day which moved me most. I'm not sure if this bit of compare/contrast was your desired intention, but I believe it is nonetheless a stroke of genius, as it illustrates that humanity's foundation is of a nature that is compassionate and spontaneous as opposed to artificial and deliberate.

Great work, Ana. Backed with pleasure.

All the best,
Nit view book

written 1529 days ago
cherry

Rebecca,

Atmospheric; superb imagery; potent pacing; well written; four young women performing forbidden acts they'll most likely regret later on...Good stuff!

Backed.

Best wishes,
Nit view book

written 1533 days ago
cherry

A. P.,

Read the first four chapters.

Ah, reminiscences of Lolita!

From the portion of 'The Crystal Butterfly Club' which I've read, this seems to me to be an exploration of excess, overindulgence, and obsession. All of the people in Marcel's life exude at least one of these traits, if not a combination of them. To list a few: There are the monosyllable people with the sole purpose of climbing their professional ladders; Chloe, an ex-flame (?) craving attention so badly as to take things to suicidal extremes; Sunny, an alcoholic affluent enough to check into a high priced and suspect treatment clinic; Erika, Marcel's current life-partner, an anorexic with anal retentive culinary tendencies; and Marcel, himself, who is rapidly falling under the spell of the blossoming fourteen year old Lolita, er, Lea.

This is an engaging and very well written piece on the effects of societal taboos of 21st century culture and how these things tend to come out of the woodwork and tempt us into submission before we're aware of what's happening.

Very nice work. Backed.

Best wishes,
Nit

P.S. I liked the technique you employed incorporating the recipes in Chapter 2 as part of the story. If I'm not mistaken, I believe Vonnegut did the same thing throughout the course of one of his books, though I can't recall which one at present. 'Deadeye Dick' or 'Bluebeard' maybe. Possibly 'Jailbird'. view book

written 1534 days ago
cherry

Andrea,

Read the first two chapters. If it wasn't so late I'd read more tonight, but believe you me, I'm definitely coming back to finish this thing.

I'm speechless.

Where do I even begin to comment on this? First off let me just say that the fact this has not yet seen print makes me seriously wonder about the world of publishing. There doesn't seem to be a problem when it comes to publishing tedious formulaic authors like Nora Roberts or ghostwritten farces for political airheads the likes of Sarah Palin. This book should already be on the stands, damn it!

Everything about this is brilliant. I swear, I'm utterly speechless.

Okay, let me jot down here my favorite scenes of what I've read thus far. At least I can do that.

The bear waving at the dirty faced boy.
The bear rueful of the name Bobo and only literate enough to sign an X on the admittance form.
The bear sitting in the waiting room beside a rabbit with anger issues.
The rabbit asking the bear, "What, you retardit or somethin'?"
The little hippo freaking out and screaming, "Aunt Trudy!" over and again.
The bear breaking down and describing how he was tied to the grill of a truck. (Here I actually teared up.)
The bear fishing into his hat for his working papers of which he believes states he is supposed to be a detective. (And here I laughed so hard my side began to hurt.)

Well, those were the highlights for me.

Andrea, this is one of the most imaginative and entertaining books I've read in ages. I also found it to be a striking parallel of the dysfunctional world of humans, complete with all the bureaucratic red tape. What's more it's just a damn good fantasy! Who says fantasies have to be all about wizards and elves and dragons, anyway?

Backed with pleasure.

All the best,
Nit view book

written 1535 days ago
cherry

Phillip,

What intrigued me most about the detailed, introspective, and very well written history of this character who has hit rock bottom is that where dysfunctional families, drug abuse, and tragedy are concerned, the most affluent aren't affected any differently than the most impoverished. I suppose the deciding factors of the individual within any societal class where these issues are concerned is the mettle of their inner strength and just how far they can be pushed before they ultimately break.

Backed.

Best wishes,
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written 1536 days ago
cherry

Alan,

From the onset this is one of the most intense, imaginative, and carefully orchestrated fantasies I have read on Authonomy to date. The thought devoted to the natures and habits of each of the various warring factions, as well as the lore surrounding the ghost flower, creates such a remarkable sense of reality that it's easy to imagine this to be some transcribed account of an actual long ago event. The internal struggle of the hero Hron, torn between duty and wanting to live the life he has come to appreciate as a grown man with many years ahead of him, makes it all that much more compelling. This is a powerful, exciting, and exceptional piece of writing.

Backed with pleasure!

All the best,
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written 1536 days ago
cherry

David,

Never been a fan of sports, but can't get enough of character studies and the apathetic Jack Bailey of this tale is most intriguing.

Very nicely written.

Best wishes,
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written 1536 days ago
cherry

"Lonely old women get crazy too but they just sit around and collect cats."

Classic! view book

written 1538 days ago
cherry

Raymond,

Very eloquently written. Of the brief portion I have read of 'A Child from the Wishing Well', I notice a quality not found in most contemporary works. It called to mind the works of such authors as Henry James and the like, with a hint of Poe. From the circumstances bringing together the austere Gerard, the keen child Rosie, and the eccentric old Ruth to how they interact in the company of each other, I suppose I would be justified in classifying this quality as Gothic in nature.

This piece plays upon the reader's emotions. The more I read of it, the more I felt something sinister bubbling just beneath its surface. It takes great talent to craft such a tale and I like it. I like it a lot!

Kudos on a profoundly mesmerizing and deeply literary work of fiction, Raymond. Immensely enjoyed and, without question, most certainly shelved.

All the best,
Nit view book

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