Reviews for Shared Exile
Guest chapter 1 . 2/15/2013
Ideas very good. Style also.
Your writing is refection. All in her mind and memory. I wonder if you could expand this with action scenes, setting, etc.

More show, as well as tell.

I love the book and all C.S. Lewis!
Sivan Milton chapter 1 . 8/7/2012
I agree whole-heartedly that its his very best work of art and thats saying a lot. i love c.s lewis and the way you described the book ending is well done.

*i especially like the part where you described psyche's mother as being "led away by the hand of death"
CordieB chapter 1 . 3/13/2010
I found this to be very mystical and very loving. Thank you for writing. I enjoyed this tremendously.
joanieponytail chapter 1 . 10/4/2009
This is also my favorite of C.S. Lewis' books, in part because the story of Cupid and Psyche was also my favorite myth. Lewis, of course, brings fresh insight to the story that makes it so much more meaningful.

Thank you for sharing your take on the story through Istra's eyes. Lovely. I want to read the book again, now.
relentlessly chapter 1 . 6/28/2009
This really isn't about your story. I haven't read the story, as neither have I read Till We Have Faces. I hope to. But the question is, are you a Lewis fan like me? And what have you read? I've read the Chronicles of Narnia, of course, Mere Christianity - my favorite book in the world, I took a shot at Miracles but the theology got beyond me, I'm going to read Perelandra, and I just put a hold on The Four Loves at the library. Have you read these? Does my reading list sound pathetic? Does it irritate you too when people just see the Narnia movies and miss out on all the theological and literary depth? I refused to see Prince Caspian after I discovered they introduced the Caspian/Susan subplot.

I wrote a 10-page paper about Jack for school, and I've become rather obsessed with him . . .

And there's my random rant for the day. Feel free not to respond if I scare you.
Apodyopsis chapter 1 . 6/12/2009
Oh wow.

That was simply incredible. I loved your take on the myths, and the strength in your Psyche: even if she's different to how I imagine her. (:

This makes me want to go out, find that book again, and actually read it; last time I tried, I just couldn't get through it. Ah well.

Well done, writing this.
Cassandra A chapter 1 . 4/14/2009
I too enjoy C. S. Lewis's works, and especially "Til We Have Faces". I liked reading your story, it granted me a new perspective of the tale, one I hadn't thought of or seen before. It was well written. Thank you for writing this piece.
mylife9 chapter 1 . 3/20/2009
poetic. I liked it. I always wanted to know istra's perspective of what was happening during this book. this is actually one of my favorite books and wow. I liked how you had istra still have faith and joy in the fact that her husband is still there with her.
Snapegirlkmf chapter 1 . 3/10/2009
That's a really great retelling of the Cupid and Psyche myth, which is one of my favorites, since it has a nice ending. I also like how you presented Orual as someone who is unable to see the beauty of the immortal world and who though angry and jealous, also fears for her sister instead of being openly cruel.
Iris Aquarius chapter 1 . 3/1/2009
Hey! I like this! And it makes me really want to go out and read Till We Have Faces. I've always just assumed that Psyche's sister was malevolent and jealous, even though family bonds (especially between siblings) are very important to me and I can never believe someone hurting their sibling purposely. I like that not only are the amicable in this, but Psyche draws much of her strength from her sister. I like that Psyche has moral strength in this story, even though she doesn't seem to think so from some of her words. That she still believes in her love with Eros and her love of her sister even though she was the reason that everything fell apart. I like your Psyche. The Psyche in my mind is kind of a bimbo. Hahaha.

So yeah, after lots of prattling... I LIKE THIS!
Sarai chapter 1 . 1/28/2009
I like it. I haven't read that book, I'll have to get a copy.
unicorn-skydancer08 chapter 1 . 1/28/2009
Very rich, and very poignantly written. I admire your choice of words, and it all flows together beautifully. Extremely sad, but extremely heartfelt and passionate at the same time.