|Reviews for Cross Road Blues|
| Muirgen Monet 9/1/09 . chapter 1
Very good story! I didn't get all the musical references, but I love how you painted House as a young musician. You kept the dialogue all very in character! It was great that you mentioned the way Wilson matches House's stride, House's fellows don't run ahead of him of course, but Wilson always seems to match his stride more.
Wilson given him the harmonica was a great touch.
| Rachel 7/4/07 . chapter 1
Thanks for this beautiful story - it has so much texture, so many little details that create the feel of the music even for those of us who haven't heard all of it. Like all geniuses, House isn't just a scientist but an artist, and you write his artistic side beautifully - it is both his escape from everyday life and also the prism through which he views the humdrum things around him and senses their underlying beauty. I love the way he finds music in the movements of the bustling hospital staff, and I particularly love the specific musical associations he has with those who are close to him. His mother's poetic Chopin nocturnes and Wilson's deceptively smooth jazz with its dizzying underlying complexities - these metaphors create lovely portraits of their two personalities, and give a sense of the reasons House is drawn to them. Well done! You are a very gifted writer, with original ideas and graceful style.
| CDR 11/19/06 . chapter 1
I adore your story.
| Summer 6/27/06 . chapter 1
Really sweet story... I like the comparisons between the characters and pieces of music.
| Grissbabe 6/26/06 . chapter 1
That was awesome. Great job!
| bredalot 6/25/06 . chapter 1
Brilliant. I used to play piano, gave it up because it had become a chore rather than a passion, and forgot almost all of what I knew, but music remains in my soul. Music is so much a part of House's life, and you showed that brilliantly.
I love how he analyzes how everyone moves, what sort of music they are. Makes me wonder about myself. :P Very well-written, as well. Absolutely lovely.
| Alipeeps 6/25/06 . chapter 1
Just wonderful. I love your stories so much. There is so much nuance and undertone here and such beautiful use of metaphor. You have such an insight into House's nature, his thought processes, and you write such believable backstory for him. Damn I wish they'd give you a job on the show! :D