|Reviews for The Garish Light of Day|
| Deadtom77 chapter 73 . 12/1/2013
Thank you this story has been a delight to read :)
I find my time scraped very thinly these days but finding time to read this has been a pleasure :)
| icanhearthedrums chapter 73 . 11/28/2013
BRAVA BRAVA! Such a wonderful ending! So sad to see this story coming to an end. Beyond The Green Baize Door is my favorite POTO story...i have many favorite stories but there are those few that stick out that i read and reread forever!
| AndrinaNightshade chapter 73 . 11/21/2013
It hardly seems anytime at all since I first wandered into your version of the POTO universe. I remember happening across Beyond the Green Baize Door one Saturday evening, just planning to read a few chapters… And then realising it was 2 am, and I had read my way through both it and the first 30(!) or so chapters of The Garish Light of Day. Your writing has been wonderful, and I have looked forward to every update. In the decade or so that I have been reading fanfiction, across a number of fandoms, I have never found a story as well-written and as engaging as The Garish Light of Day.
I absolutely loved the development of Erik’s character throughout this story. At the start, he was frightened to even step out into the light of day; and yet, here he is in this final chapter, sitting maskless in the sunlight, surrounded by friends and family. And, of course, I love the strength you portray in Christine, whilst still remaining true to the original character. Your original characters are a delight, and the level of period detail you adhere to, from the “pop culture” references of the time, and even the social manners and taboos of the day (something which many authors ignore completely), is perfect. Your use of language (not to mention your flawless command of grammar) is beautiful, succinct, and wonderfully vivid.
I feel that I cannot conclude this review without congratulating you on producing a wonderful piece of fiction. Please, do let us know if you ever decide to write your own original stories, as I for one would be delighted to read them!
Enjoy your well-deserved break!
| Opera Cloak chapter 73 . 11/19/2013
Thank you so much for this wonderful story. I love it. I think the characterisations - existing characters and your own original characters alike - are fantastic, and the detail you've put into this story is amazing. I think it's a real achievement to take these characters on such a journey while keeping them all so in character, and sympathetic.
I hope to read much more of your writing in the future, and I'm intrigued to discover where you would take a sequel - I rather like the idea of them going to Covent Garden! I'm also eager to read any points of backstory you decide to expand upon. Personally, I'd love to read about your Erik's time in Venice!
Thanks again for sharing this brilliant story.
| Rupert Bear chapter 73 . 11/18/2013
Thank you for finishing this story and the 2 other sagas. They are all well written and I enjoyed them.
| Hugabouv chapter 73 . 11/14/2013
Loved the story Great :D
| Hazel chapter 73 . 11/11/2013
Oh the title is so fitting!
I loved this story so much I'm glad to hear there will be a sequel! (: will be keeping my eyes peeled for your one shots and further stories! xx
| You Are Love chapter 73 . 11/9/2013
Perfect title. Loved that Teddy. Lol
Raoul as the godfather, eh well...I suppose. ;)
What a fantastic journey. Thank you.
| grandma paula chapter 72 . 11/8/2013
this was a long but great story. I think I will go back and re read the whole thing again.
| Kitkat chapter 73 . 11/8/2013
I can't say much, except what a great story this was. I enjoyed this one so much, just as I enjoyed the first one, "Beyond the Green Baize Door ." I'll be looking forward to more of your stories. :-)
| eponnia chapter 73 . 11/8/2013
I'm sad to see this fic end, but it was a wonderful story. I loved every minute, and I can't wait to see what you write next. Excellent work!
| PhantomFan01 chapter 73 . 11/8/2013
Love the ending :) So sweet :) Shame the story is over because I loved it so much :(
| Not A Ghost3 chapter 73 . 11/8/2013
This was absolutely marvelous! I definitely will be on the lookout for those oneshots. (And hopefully a sequel!) I can't believe it's over, this story was amazing.
| Woubazoid chapter 73 . 11/8/2013
I just want to thank you for this story. I've been following it for so long and it has been the highlight of my week for as far back as I can remember.
I love the way you write both Erik and Christine and the journey you've taken them on has been truly brilliant. Your original characters were also wonderful and sometimes I forget they weren't part of the story all along. Teddy is a treasure and I hope to see more of her someday.
I look forward to any future stories you write and I thank you so much for this one. It has been an absolute pleasure to read.
| Kitkat chapter 72 . 11/3/2013
Bravo! I just loved your stories. I hate to see it end, but I know all good things do. I would have liked to have seen Erik be in there with Christine holding her hand, but I have to admit I loved how you wrote it. Having Erik wait it out with James seemed more appropriate to the story and in that decade it was taboo for a man to be in there with their wife. Besides having Teddy and James there gave it more humor. :-) I hope Teddy and James get together.