|Reviews for The Voices Dying|
| El Reino 7/18/12 . chapter 1
This is a very well written story. Everything is so nuanced and very careful. I like how you characterized them and how Draco writes letters on everything he can. I really enjoyed it.
Thanks for writing.
| vyrastra 3/16/12 . chapter 1
'til human voices wake us, and we drown.
| aviddaydreamer 1/8/12 . chapter 1
The language here-the imagery and metaphors and general style-is really, really beautiful. Love it.
| Wrenn12 10/13/11 . chapter 1
So i've read about 5 of youre stories and i have to say your talent is outstanding. Its hard to get such an emotional connection with a character within the first few paragraphs but you make it extremely easy to do so. I hope that you consider being an author as a career if you havent already because i could read your stories all day. Keep up the good work.
| Jimmi08 7/17/11 . chapter 1
Excellent! Your style is so unique, I love it. Thank you very much.
| SicilyRoyalty 6/4/11 . chapter 1
| swishandflickwit 6/2/11 . chapter 1
This is brilliant... You're brilliant! I've always loved the way you write and this was no exception. It's quite unique, the one sided letters and the in-betweens and the descriptions... I just, I don't know what to say that could possibly do this justice. And the ending? It was epic, the final lines, I was just blown away. Once again, you're brilliant!
| Vera Rozalsky 5/27/11 . chapter 1
The conceit of unsent letters and one-way conversations conveyed the isolation and terror of a life in hiding; the physical details put the last touch on the picture. As in classical tragedy, the really gruesome stuff is off stage: there wasn’t much left to bury, the attackers didn’t spare the house elves, the jewelry box remaining because it was proof against cursed fire: all of that tells us what happened without spelling it out. Horror, like beauty, dwells most powerfully in the spaces between the words.
Very good to see you back with such a powerful piece. As for the ending: yes, it’s abrupt, but it is the proper conclusion to the drama. The crucial decision did happen on stage and everything else will just be elaboration. (How much elaboration one does really makes the difference between the short story and the novel: in the short story, you dwell in a nutshell _as_ queen of infinite space, pace Hamlet).
| I want 5/23/11 . chapter 1
Everything about this was just lovely. The flowing of words and the bittersweetness of Draco's maturity. There's such a whimsical tone to the story as well and even with the abrupt ending, it just feels complete. I've always enjoyed your stories and this one is no exception. :)
| Imane Nikko 5/23/11 . chapter 1
Wow, Riptey. It is so wonderful to see you back, and with what a beautiful piece of writing! I love so many things about this, but that final description of him going to her flat... "and he arrived with salt crystals in his hair"... that actually brought me to tears.
You are a real artist, and a wonderful writer, and I'm just glad you started practicing on fan fiction so I could find you.