Reviews for Flypaper Boys
OnTheRecord chapter 1 . 2/9
Hi, I read this a while ago and forgot to leave a review - I like to write reviews, especially for stories as good as this. It's extremely well written. You capture Darry in a light that I've always imagined him - the way he keeps things for their sentiment, the way he tries to stay numb with his emotions. I particularly like the ending;

"Darry doesn't know what to do, what to say, so he freezes into solid ice in the heavy August heat, while his little brother breaks down into the old flat pillow Soda used to sleep on.

The cat blinks slowly, and its eyes are green.

What the hell kind of life is this?"

You can feel the raw pain behind their emotion, and their actions. It's sad, but in an interesting sort of way. It leaves you thinking about how they're supposed to move on from this.

In short, I just wanted to tell you that you're an amazing writer. Keep your head high, and write to your hearts desire!
1D-VL-16 chapter 1 . 2/13/2012
So who died? Soda and Cherry? How? What?
Marionette chapter 1 . 6/28/2010
utterly hopeless, and yet strangely beautiful. i loved it.
The North Wyn chapter 1 . 6/17/2010
*cries* A very well-written and extremely angsty piece! I like that you don't actually find out who dies (although you guess), until the end. I am very fond of Darry and like that you've used him as the narrator. I also like the way you've portrayed his love for Ponyboy, especially the line about them always saying "I love you" to eachother. Great job!
Bronxxxy chapter 1 . 11/14/2008
I just have to say, yes, I loved it. It was amazingly well written.

But the title is the thing that I fell in love with. I don't know why but the first thing I thought of Tennessee and Indie bands. I don't know. I got chills when I read the title. Thank you for writing this.
Melissa chapter 1 . 1/17/2008
Wow, this was so sad and so well-written. I loved the analogy of Darry to flypaper. And the deaths, always in pairs. Excellent one-shot.
xXFlowerxChildXx chapter 1 . 11/5/2007
wow. i was so going to cry. you have major talent.
PEACE.LOVE.MUSIC chapter 1 . 10/23/2007
I'm trying to think of the right words to express just how well written this was, but nothing comes to mind. It was amazing, I loved that there was no known narrarator and I loved all the descriptions. This was truely amazing.
stereochick chapter 1 . 6/11/2007
Great story. Real good job.
blue-oyster-cult-love chapter 1 . 7/15/2006
oh my goodness. im crying. that was the best fanfic ive ever read. wow. i want more!
Artemis Rex chapter 1 . 7/15/2006
This is excellently written. I really enjoyed it. This POV is very difficult to do well, but you pull it off very well.
Scarlett7 chapter 1 . 2/23/2006
You have a really remarkable talent for writing. I hope you know that! What a beautifully descriptive and powerful story. Even the title is creative. Fabulous work.

Scarlett
Quillwriter chapter 1 . 1/14/2006
One of the things I most like about this it the judicious lack of detail as to what happened to Cherry or Soda. It doesn't matter. What matters is what it does to those who are left. You've shown how helpless Darry feels without ever saying it.

"Bad stuff sticks to Darry like Flypaper."

And

"Death follows them like a stray cat. Mom said don't feed it, you'll only make it come back again and again."

Simple imagery, yet effective because it's what Darry knows, and that makes it easy to see how he views the world and himself.
percussion chapter 1 . 12/31/2005
You are a fantastic writer. Fics like this are few and far between in the Outsiders fandom and I look forward to reading more of your work. Keep it up!
Mars on Fire chapter 1 . 12/30/2005
Wow, this is great. I *love* all the descriptions and the long sentences really draw out the tension. At first I thought it was Soda narrating until the reference to him...in the end I kind of like the "unknown" voice telling us what's going happening. There's a lot of mystery and tension in this piece it works really well.
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