Reviews for Metaphysics
xjjx chapter 7 . 3/28/2010
Wow. Such a compelling storyline. You've woven several mysteries to entice us, but I am beginning to think that it's your extraordinary gift of setting a scene that keeps me wanting more. It's subtle, too. You don't linger on lengthy descriptions of space or setting that try too hard; you just somehow get it done. it's such a beautiful, dimly-lit, library-smelling story. My version of your story's bergamot Edward also smells like dusty old cloth-bound books :)

Glad to have found you!
nitsuAPJ chapter 7 . 3/28/2010
I do indeed like the prose you've included in this. More would be nice. *lol* I am anxiously awaiting the next chapter. A night of gallivanting through an ancient cemetery should be such fun with the Cullen 'children' along!

nitsuAPJ chapter 6 . 3/28/2010
The pedantic mode of speech you use brings to this story a reminiscence of the Victorian Age. The stiffened and stoic speech patterns during that age fits very well with the subject matter of which you are writing. Not just Edward, but William, Sophie and Carlisle as well.

Zigster chapter 5 . 3/28/2010
I really want to know more about Sophie! I guess the only cure for that-outside of more cowbell- would be to read on. lol.

I loved all the developments in this chapter. And they'll be visiting an empty house for several weeks all alone? Oh, the devious things that come to mind. However, this isn't that kind of story, so I will curb my thoughts and just think how adorable it was when he petted her head and she practically purred at him. *sigh* Too sweet.
nitsuAPJ chapter 5 . 3/28/2010
"He hadn't heard me say that his angelic voice whispered William's poems of supplication and Sophie's promises of redemption, her replies to...

Oh my. Of course.

My thoughts eroded to incomprehensible, struggling with the implications of what I'd just stumbled upon. Had he already realized it, was that why he "empathized" so easily with Sophie?"

Now I'm really intrigued. What exactly did she deduce from her dreams of Edward? I can't wait to find out. On to the next chapter.

nitsuAPJ chapter 4 . 3/28/2010
"No need to dwell on the uninteresting ancient history of Forks High students. No one will write sweeping novels on that subject, I'm sure."

I do appreciate the ironic symbolism there. In fact, it's hilarious.

Zigster chapter 4 . 3/28/2010
The 1688 London scenes still confuse me a bit. Mr. Cullen obviously has feelings for Sophie, and she obviously suspects or even knows of his supernatural existence, yet when did she run away? I thought she banished him.

I think of the 1688 Mr. Cullen as Carlisle, even though I don't think you've said it yet. So, now Bella and Edward are headed to the same library? Interesting. And if "Mr. Cullen" is Carlisle, then Edward probably knows a story or two about said library.

On another note, I'm glad Edward apologized. Or, attempted to in his own way. lol. Maybe moving forward from there won't be as difficult for Bella knowing that he's sorry for his behavior back in the day.
nitsuAPJ chapter 3 . 3/28/2010
"I never said I didn't want to speak to you."

She dreamed that BEFORE he said it. Just like in SM's books, her dreams have a habit of preceding reality.

nitsuAPJ chapter 2 . 3/28/2010
Reading this has been a sublime pleasure that I am thoroughly enjoying.

nitsuAPJ chapter 1 . 3/28/2010
I read an A/N about a review that SebastienRobichaud did on your story. I had to come and see what that was all about. I'm glad I did, for it seems that this will be a very good story so far.

Zigster chapter 3 . 3/28/2010
I'm not gonna pretend that I didn't swoon just then. I swooned. Maybe more than a little.

This is exciting! *bounces* She's peeved and he's determined. Oh, what a lovely combination.

I'm so glad you gave Esme actual characterization in this, and even dialogue. So many fics just have her being a mother figure, and not much else. It's nice to see author's spending time with her character. She's so sweet. :-)
Zigster chapter 2 . 3/28/2010
I have to apologize first for not reviewing the prologue. I'll have to go back and do that. When stories are as engaging as yours, I tend to forget to review, and just click 'next' in eager anticipation of reading more. :-)

I read the review of this on the Lazy yet Discerning Ficster by the author who writes UoEM. She gave you such high praise, I'd be an idiot not to come and enjoy this story for myself.

I love the mystery you've weaved into this chapter. It seems obvious to us, the audience, that Edward is there in her room as she dreams about him, and yet she's still second guessing herself. Not saying that's a bad thing, any sane person would.

I can't wait for her to see Edward again! Gah! All that nervous, pent up energy? Ek! I can't wait.
radar1230 chapter 7 . 3/28/2010
I find this story intriguing. I have no idea where it is going to end up, and the writing is amazing. I'm looking forward to reading more.
Johnthe chapter 7 . 3/28/2010
Oh Sheize

I can't believe I got suckered into starting a new story. I am trying not to read any unfinished tales, to stop myself from obsessively waiting for updates. But you know, when SR recommends something you are kinda obliged to adhere.

Loving Metaphysics though, and will be waiting with baited breath. I love when you guys include some genuine literary references. It makes me feel a little better about mysef for reading internet "porn", and not spending my time on award winning prose.

Keep up the good work!

heathw chapter 7 . 3/28/2010
I am entranced. I think I require a second reading of these chapters before I can make a properly coherent review. So far it is nothing less than magnificent...
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