|Reviews for Stop All the Clocks|
| brenda.warren.1257 chapter 1 . 1/13
that was very strange but sort of true
| Breanna3593 chapter 1 . 2/1/2013
Was sent here by BookwormBaby2580 when I inquired about some good Carlisle/Edward stories. I wasn't going to originally going to read this one because it usually isn't my thing. But I am really glad I did. The story was great and your writing is amazing. I think I'm going to check out some of your other stories. Thanks for sharing!
| abbyweyr chapter 1 . 5/18/2012
a nice look at Carlisle alone, secret vs pull of a friend.
| Penelope chapter 1 . 5/16/2012
Who is Hassam? He's not in the movies.
| BookwormBaby2580 chapter 1 . 1/18/2012
Holy cow, this one packed a punch. I love it. The description of the park was so vibrant and beautiful, and I liked Hassam immediately, even with just the couple of little glimpses of him. That takes remarkable talent.
And then . . . "Stop all the clocks . . ." Ouch.
Thank you for writing this!
| Suzbythesea chapter 1 . 12/11/2011
So sad and so beautifully written. You've managed to capture the intensity of Carlisle's emotions so well... we almost feel as if we know him intimately. Well done, thankyou. )
| miaokuancha chapter 1 . 11/27/2011
This is an aspect of vampire existence that has long fascinated me: immortality combined with the imperative for secrecy. These creatures are doomed to see any and every human they may ever care about die, while they remain unchanged. And they share their inner lives with humans only at great peril to both. The loss and loneliness of that is crushing. No wonder most remain insulated in the cocoon of perceiving humans as nothing but food. To do otherwise is to invite unparalleled pain. And yet, what is lost when one perceives the being of one's origin to be nothing but something to be consumed.
You have taken this conundrum and translated it into a story, told with understated grace. A lovely read indeed.
| NixDucky chapter 1 . 11/8/2011
Oh poor Carlisle. His melancholy is palpable!
| Debbie in S. Florida chapter 1 . 6/20/2011
Wow, you really, really have a way with words. I've read enough-all my life-to know from the first sentence of a story the extent of an author's talent, and you, my dear, are extremely talented. I will be the first to admit that I rarely read one-shots. Nearly every time I'm left wanting to know more, left dissatisfied. I'll also admit that my favorite character is Edward. Has been and always will be. There's never been a character in any book that has fascinated me as he does. But besides Edward, Carlisle would be next. He's lived so long and experienced so much, yet still has the kindest of hearts, a positive attitude, and believes the best of everyone, even when they (Edward) don't believe it of themself. I haven't read very many Carlisle-centered fics, which is too bad, because what I have read, I've really enjoyed. This one especially. In the space of one chapter, you managed to convey so much. Again, as with your other one-shot, you answered or at least explored some of the questions I've had regarding Carlisle specifically, but vampires in general. Do they get lonely? How hard is it to watch people (humans) they know grow old and die around them? And I guess for Carlisle it was the hardest, as he lived so long before he met his family. Just the simple act of shaking another's hand was so moving to him, it almost broke my heart. I just loved this. Will you ever write a multi-chap story? You are so talented, I surely hope so.
| FoiPur chapter 1 . 2/26/2011
Beautiful, poignant, and very well written.
| manywords chapter 1 . 2/22/2011
Oh, poor Carlisle! That's so sad and so sweet. I loved this little examination of Carlisle and his friendship with Hassam. Beautifully written.
| huntinghelene chapter 1 . 1/24/2011
Love it :)
I read twilight, but I'm not really a fan, however I do like your fics. In the books, I found Carlisle to be a very likable character so I read this fic...and I'm glad I did!
| Mackenzie L chapter 1 . 1/23/2011
I thought I reviewed for this story already, but I guess I must have forgotten to...
It's beautifully written, and melancholy, which I love.
| WoodLily chapter 1 . 1/23/2011
This was poignant. You did a lovely job of portraying Carlisle's loneliness, and you evoke the speech and manners of the nineteenth century very well.