Reviews for Last Rites
Linnie McCary chapter 1 . 2/19
Even after all these years, this has such tremendous poignancy. It's brilliant. Bobby is pitch-perfect, and Sam? Oh, dear God, Sam...
Catasauqua chapter 1 . 11/29/2016
Supernatural Fan Fiction Monthly Awards Review: November 2016

Wonderful story you have here, packed with love and sorrow. Sam and Bobby were true to character from beginning to end and I loved the final sentence as Sam drove off in search of Lilith.

The only issue I have is italics. I think they should have been used for Sam's memory of Dean as they dressed John's body. That was an entire scene with dialogue, not just a passing thought.

Otherwise, this story was grammatically clean and had a nice plot resolution.

Cimamango chapter 1 . 11/28/2016
Supernatural Fan Fiction Monthly Awards Review: November 2016:

This was a very moving & beautifully written story. Your skill with language and prose is excellent. Thanks so much for a really fabulous read
SPN Mum chapter 1 . 11/26/2016
Supernatural Fan Fiction Monthly Awards Review - November 2016

This story made me feel Sam and Bobby's grief right along with them. Your imagery was fantastic! I could see and hear everything, and I actually teared up a few times. I especially enjoyed your description of Sam's detachment after he and Bobby finished burying Dean. The lack of feeling anything, other than the determination to make everything right again. Having that song come on, at the end, was the final nail in the coffin for Sam, and I felt my breath hitch at the last sentence. Very powerful story!
sunshine102897 chapter 1 . 10/14/2015
For some reason, the end of season 3 never really affected me too much. Probably because I could just hop on over to season 4 and know what happened. Or because it ended with that little moment between Dean and Sam and that was it. Sure, a few misty eyes. But this. This absolutely crushed my heart because I could imagine everything going on. The show made it too impersonal. Rushed. They buried Dean. Nothing to it. This was written so well but honestly, I can hardly see straight because of the tears. Ouch. The episode will now be more angst and tears than it already was. Thanks for putting in this little part.
LunaBianca chapter 1 . 7/20/2015
A likely narrative, well told. Thank you for sharing some hours in Sam's life that I never fully imagined before.
sapphireswimming chapter 1 . 5/6/2013
Congratulations. You've brought me to tears. This is beautifully done. Very powerfully written. You really know how to bring out the emotions, don't you? *sniff*
Jimelda chapter 1 . 5/21/2012
Wow. I love how in depth you go into the washing and burying of Dean's body. I haven't seen any other fic like this and I must say I am impressed. You've got Sam's reactions down to a T as well. Thanks for sharing this, it definitely made my night.


Jimelda chapter 1 . 10/17/2011
So glad Deanie_24 recommended this fic on twitter or I would have missed a gem, even though I read it nearly three years late!

Brilliantly written and perfectly executed you captured totally both Sam and Bobby's emotions in the aftermath of Dean's death by the hellhounds. Saw the whole fic playing out in my head as I read and it reduced me to tears. Amazing writing.

Have read some of your episode reviews and must check out more of your fics. Looked at your bio and see you have written also for Starsky and Hutch and The Professionals, I remember both from the 70's, but didn't know you had The Professionals in the USA!
Sefiriot chapter 1 . 2/19/2011
Right now I'm just tearing up, can't help it, your story is just that powerful. I think I was barely breathing as I went through the story. Every detail from the laying out, and the overbearing sense of loss and disjunction from reality in Sam's mind- all felt very real.
Heartless BytchhakaHelenBach1 chapter 1 . 2/1/2011
Thank you for writing this.

I know much of this feeling from washing my own 12 yo daughter's body the last time I ever got to see her or touch her. So many things go through your mind. So many last things you can do for a deceased loved one. And yet so few, and they are too quickly sure got that right too.

You did a very fine job portraying Bobby and Sammy. And I can hear Bobby saying this

"Don't you tell me my business, boy," he'd said. "If that amulet is Dean's, well, so are you, and a sight more than a corpse. He'd want you to wear it. It belongs to you now just as much as that car of his. You wear it, and you remember him. Not that you'd forget, but you remember him."

Your story was well written and I enjoyed the imagery. I was totally involved with Sam and Bobby's grief and how they processed it and how they interacted with each other. Grief hits us all differently and we never know how we'll deal with it until we're facing it.

Thank you for taking the difficult subject of grief and accurately portraying it. This wasn't an easy feedback for me to write but I felt I had to do it.

Thank you for your story. Beautiful job.
Zara Zee chapter 1 . 7/27/2010
Very moving; very believable; very well written. Thank you.
Haylia Jones chapter 1 . 8/24/2009
wow that was really great. very moving.
Chloe Amethyst chapter 1 . 7/7/2009
I just followed a rec to this story, and I'm so glad I did. Your Bobby and Sam were spot on, and I could see every detail as you wrote them. The memories of Dean and John were so very good, too. The simplicity of the setting and actions combined with the complexities of these characters and the nature of grief worked so very well.
donilou2 chapter 1 . 12/20/2008
Wow. I cried when I read terse and powerful, and something I wish had appeared onscreen.

Thanks so much.

BTW, this was rec'd over at TWoP- that's where I found it.
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