|Reviews for The Callers From The Coffin|
| Master of Anons chapter 25 . 2/1
It's just not fair...
Seriously, this story is one of the most beautiful, lyrically written narratives I've ever read.
| TotoroBird chapter 9 . 1/26
For The Book Thief, Death's narration was haunting and subtle. For The Hunger Games, it is downright disturbing. And I absolutely love it.
Amazingly dark story
| DarkHorseBlueSky chapter 25 . 11/2/2013
Whoa...gimme a second...
Maybe a bit more than a second...
This...this was beautiful. I'm speechless. I had managed to stay dry-eyed for the whole fic until –– chapter 24, when you compared the parachutes to the gifts of candy in WWII...I broke down. Completely and until the last word of this fic.
I love love love how you portray Haymitch and I think I've grown to love him a million times more. His growth –– or deterioration, I can't decide which –– throughout the story was done brilliantly. I love how you write Death's voice. Brilliant.
| otakunerd1 chapter 25 . 10/13/2013
this was beautiful, I loved it more than I ever loved the original books. it just packed so much emotion and realism and it made me love haymitch more than I ever thought I could. I loved young haymitch, it was those chapters that broke my heart. getting to know characters like mollie and Stephan was tragically wonderful. you are an amazing writer, never stop.
| Estoma chapter 25 . 6/16/2013
I do not want to be finished. Why are there not another 25 chapters? *sniffles*
The parts about Beetee and Enobaria were just heartbreaking.
And Haymitch of course. His exchange with Death is lovely. Sorry I can't be more specific; my keyboard looks a little bit blurry.
Well done on a wonderful piece of work, Gabbie. I loved all of it.
| Estoma chapter 24 . 6/16/2013
[Enobaria Castro was left behind because she was just a few cells further down from the others.] Oh my goodness, I love this line so very much. Poor Enobaria!
[Finnick, I had soon enough. His brilliant eyes and lilting brogue expressed that he didn't want to leave, but he would. He was twenty-five, in love with Annie Odair, unknowingly already a father, and no longer alive.] I am actually crying. I can hardly see the screen. Oh dear. Why do you do this? So beautiful, but, oh...
Only one chapter left, guess I've got to just finish it. Oh! Wish there was more.
| Estoma chapter 23 . 6/16/2013
Argh I love this chapter so much that I'm becoming incoherent!
The parts about the victors, Finnick, Johanna, Beetee and Wiress and Annie was just excellent. Loved them!
[Brutus and Chaff had one of the most awkward reunions while I carried them away. Chaff broke the dead silence with, "So, uh, we're even now?" to which Brutus rolled his eyes and chuckled.] This bit was solid gold, right here, yes it was.
And the whole thing is bringing tears to my eyes and there are only two chapters left. No!
Lovely work Gabbie, as always :)
| Estoma chapter 22 . 6/13/2013
Oh my goodness, not many chapter left, this makes me so very, very sad. You're going to have to do some more writing because once I finish this, it might be everything of yours
Another excellent chapter. You're recounting a lot of things we've already seen but in such a fresh, original way that they seem so new and just wonderful to read.
[while I culled four other victors.] Very chilling here; I take it you mean four victors killed themselves rather than face reaping again?
Lovely work xxx
| Estoma chapter 21 . 6/10/2013
Longer chapter, and more to come you say? Yes please! I am getting sadly near the end...
[In the chess game, Haymitch had only checked the president using his two pawns, and that was why he worried.] Loved the analogy to chess again. Excellent work. You're being consistent with it through the story.
Cato's attitude to death was brilliant; I can imagine his aggressive voice, pretending he doesn't care. Nice addition there.
So much I could point out, can I just say the whole thing was fantastic instead?
I will do. It was fantastic.
| Estoma chapter 20 . 6/10/2013
Only five more chapters :(
[His second sip was more careful, but led to more that drained the entire bottle in under five minutes.] Solid effort Haymitch! I know he's in a bad state of mind, but for his first taste of wine, five minutes is awfully quick to finish a bottle. Have you ever tried?
[From its color, the liquid was most likely what the newest victor, Brutus Garnier from District Two, would be hazed into drinking.] Love the idea of the victors hazing; after all, a good deal of them would still be young ish, and this is what young people do do. Gosh I remember the hazing back in my first year of university...was painful! I really enjoy how you slip in little mentions of the others like this; Brutus is one of my favourites.
I found this one a little bit confusing. Haymitch was hallucinating while drinking? Alcohol doesn't usually cause that, though of course in his state, with his experiences, I can understand a bit I suppose.
Lovely work, if a bit confusing :)
| Estoma chapter 19 . 6/9/2013
Oh no, Sear... I've got tears in my eyes, again! That was utterly beautiful, the conversation between Sear and Haymitch. I could feel the real emotion so strongly, it was incredible. That's love, right there. You showed it perfectly. Rough and raw and very real.
[His hands vises on his nephew's wrists,] Should be: vices
Okay, I really am going to go to bed now. No more chapters until tomorrow ;)
Well done Gabbie, it's excellent.
| Estoma chapter 18 . 6/9/2013
Another heart breaking chapter. Oh my goodness, I'm just a mess of tissues and snot right now, tee hee. Lovely image for you.
[The daughters they bore years later lit the kindling provided twenty-five years before.] Oh yes! Love this line so much.
My only complaint, is, isn't it a bit harsh of Stephan to accuse Haymitch of trying to humiliate the Capitol with the force field? I mean, the poor kid was just doing what he could to get home. How could be even be aware of the Capitol politics like that? It's not as if there was a rule against it really.
Oh dear, poor Stephan. Love his conversation with Death at the end. And the last line. So much power.
| Estoma chapter 17 . 6/9/2013
Another great chapter! The ending in particular, I loved. Gosh, I need stronger words don't I? Cause I love all of these chapters.
[Do you humans try to die ironically?] Yes! Lovely line!
["They use school photos for the ones in the arena.] What a clever idea of yours! Love it :)
[Slurring, Head Peacekeeper Cray shouted, "Hey, wait, girl! Your money."] Cray takes them as young as 13? Wow. He is a bit of a sicko. It makes me shiver a little bit.
[The smell of sex wafted towards Haymitch, not from Cray but Sint.] Do you mean the actual smell of come? If you're not writing from experience, then I feel I must inform you that I doubt Haymitch would have the smell wafting towards him. It doesn't smell that strongly, luckily, haha!
Wonderful work, as per usual. I'm sort of dreading getting to the end because that will mean no more story, but I can't wait to see what you're going to do with it.
| Estoma chapter 16 . 6/9/2013
Ah okay, so Haymitch was there as a warning. How diabolical of Snow!
[The president of Panem knew the assumption his devices drew from the Avox's absence would set an appropriate atmosphere for their conference. He was rather effective with opening them.] Snow kills an avox just to make a point, set up an atmosphere? So evil! Such a vivid imagination you have!
I really liked the 'post war exchange' snippet you slipped in there. I think you're right; there is a difference.
Very clever, well crafted chapter, as per usual. You're such a good writer, Gabbie.
| Estoma chapter 15 . 6/9/2013
Chaff kissed Haymitch? Tee hee :) Don't worry Haymitch, I understand; many drunken kisses can pass between friends. It's best when you don't remember them properly!
So Haymitch being sold huh? Didn't think they had much to use against him... Shall definitely have to keep reading!
And yet again, I said only one more chapter... So hooked here!