|Reviews for Older Chests|
| downeyjr 12/5/11 . chapter 4
honestly i have no words. the way you write is, simply put, beautiful.
this is bonesbooth at its best - plus the thoughts and the pain and the flurry of feelings and to be honest, your characterizations were spot-on.
| zombienath 10/2/11 . chapter 4
This was very thought-based. It was like living in Brennan's head, almost. I'm used to more action-based writing, but once I got used to it, this was very good. You make a lot of statements about life in general that I found very... true, I guess. Poignant, maybe? Anyway, it made me think, and that's always good. So: if I had to rate this, it'd be 9/10 stars, so... yup. (Rating your fanfic seems kind of pretentious. Sorry about that.)
| Alicat76 10/30/10 . chapter 4
Well that was absolutely beautiful. The whole story was perfectly paced, completely and totally in character, and moved me to tears several times, but especially at the end. Your writing is amazing! :) x
| melissasjack1 8/25/10 . chapter 4
I will never ever get sick of reading this. Gorgeous, lovely work of art piece of work. Thanks so much babe.
All of it. It steals my breath away and brings me to tears everytime.
| melissasjack1 8/25/10 . chapter 1
Yah so I am sooo re-reading this again and just wanted to drop you a line to let you know. I know this isnt your favorire piece of writing but i adore it a ridiculous amount. This is probably my favorite piece of fic and I have read and loved alot. It's the ache, the lonliness, the uncertainty and the love that make it shine.
You have a true blue fan here girl.
| bloodwrites 4/7/10 . chapter 4
Aw, I freakin' love you. Though I have to say I just spent an entire afternoon reading this and there's a very good chance that I'll be fired - or possibly disowned - by my brother, who runs the family business I'm supposed to be managing right now. Instead? Yup, reading Older Chests. Which I loved. Not too tawdry, silly girl. Perfect tension, lovely words, and honestly not the slightest bit OOC. I like the notion that this re-discovering between the two of them post-amnesia is ultimately what brings them together, love how desperate Brennan is for him to remember - and what that says about her character and how much import she places on every moment the two have shared over the years. I'm babbling, I know, but just wanted to let you know: I loved every word. So glad you posted, though I can't believe it took me this long to find it!
| bloodwrites 4/7/10 . chapter 1
Okay, I'm not sure how I missed this, except that I've been out of the loop forever and now I should really be working but I started reading this and, it turns out, I can't stop. As always, your words are beautiful and you have a way of writing Brennan that, I think, is the closest to her true character as any I've read. You somehow capture her logic and her strength as well as the vulnerability that we love so much, and you do it in a way that reads like poetry. Enough gushing... Suffice to say, I'm very happy to find this. And now I'm off to read the next chapter.
| Elliesmeow 2/15/10 . chapter 4
Fantastic work, great depth of emotion. And everything from the words and cadence of their interactions was perfect. Like David and Emily should have received this script to fill in the enormous gap left by that stunt with Booth's memory.
Thanks for posting.
| 2BBornot2BB 1/28/10 . chapter 4
"Only connect! That was the whole of her sermon. Only connect the prose and the passion, and both will be exalted, and human love will be seen at its height. Live in fragments no longer." E M Forster.
Beautifully done, thank you.
| anon 11/28/09 . chapter 4
i'm very surprised this doesn't have more reviews, so i guess i feel obliged. this piece read like a livejournal fic-but a good one. you have a nice blend of stream of consciousness with a well-crafted plot. it was a little rough/choppy at times-but with this length, it's sort of to be expected.
what blew me away though was the sense of reality that is missing from most fics-you captured how bones would interpret the responses of the other characters-which is hard enough to do when you're alternating perspectives. you also integrated little details really well with the overall pattern of the fic without letting them take away from your voice. some of the plot details were a little unrealistic, but the emotional responses they evoked were spot on.
this piece took a really long, hard look at the reality of memory loss and both the positive and negative implications of bones sticking with booth. by far the most realistic amnesia fic i've read, with very little self-indulgence-you let the characters and their reactions guide the path the story took.
keep writing. i think this fic shows a lot of promise.
| HurryUpSlowly 10/25/09 . chapter 4
I really loved this story (I read it first on LJ and then here again). I loved the way that you convey an almost palpable sense of how difficult all of this is for Brennan. The way you portray how she clings on to who they were before, only to let go very slowly and never completely (and by the way, I was reading thinking "please please please don't make him remember, at least don't make him remember everything"). I loved how the story flows, you have a unique flair for introspection while also making the story move along smoothly, something that is, in my experience, quite difficult to do.
I won't quote any favourite bits, because that would be pretty much everything.
I think you should really consider writing professionally some time in the future, by which I mean not only fanfic, because I wouldn't want you to stop doing that. :) Seriously, now - there's a quality to your writing that could mature into something truly amazing.
I have to ask you this too - when I got to the last chapter and then this:
"Hundreds of thousands of years gone by, water rising, borders redrawn, small towns and cities, so many stares up at the sun and later the moon, a billion words written and weapons for war, real love and true love and love that is unconditional from all the mothers and fathers of their mothers and fathers. All of it for them to be together in this moment, sitting here with a fork at her feet and her hand in his. The universe has conspired against them."
Did you ever read Gabriel Garcia Marquez's One Hundred Years of Solitude? Because there's something there in that paragraph that reminded me of my one of my favourite books of all time. In the best way possible, of course.
| Guest 10/18/09 . chapter 4
wow this was absolutely amazing! i think its cuz its sorta the way i write times ten i like to focus more on what they're feeling that they don't say than the actual dialogue and this was amazing! major props!
| Chicklit 10/18/09 . chapter 4
Wow. This is excellent, there's so much to take in I don't even know how to formulate a review. I thought it was beautifully in character - while amnesia is a completely trite plot device, it affords so much opportunity for B&B to rediscover each other. I liked the fact that your Booth didn't suddenly whack his head and remember everything, that he and Brennan had to redefine themselves in the "new" universe. (Yay for the Holst reference, too, I love that symphony) Anyway... this is a long winded way of saying thanks. I really enjoyed reading it and am glad to see you posting on ffnet again.
| Bryn Elizabeth 10/17/09 . chapter 4
I don't even know what to say here. This piece was so incredibly, so beautifully written, I don't even know what words I can use to commend you for something that my day so nice and yet so sad. You are one of the few writers who can make me FEEL for the characters, let me into their heads, and into their hearts. You convey such strong emotion here... Such swings of it, too. It's so insanely in character, so... I don't even know.
I'm so glad you're back from whatever kind of hiatus you've been on. I've missed your wonderful works of art.
| Aching Bones 10/17/09 . chapter 4
Gosh! What a beautiful and well written piece...I loved it...It did not matter what Booth he was...he would always love her and she would always love him...