|Reviews for The Good Soldier|
| Woland666 chapter 17 . 3/10
Poor Rochard! :(
| Phanarah chapter 17 . 3/10
Woo Hoo! An update! Thank you for your brilliant story and writing, can't wait for the next chapter!
| RedDeathLvr chapter 17 . 3/9
Having a migraine, his budget slashed, and now hearing aboutt Christine' s resignation? Poor guy. I don't blame him for wanting to be put out of his misery for a couple of days. Update soon please.
| Igenlode Wordsmith chapter 16 . 1/25
Her instincts are absolutely right here: they can't possibly go on working together, however much self-control Rochard may have. It's for Christine that the situation is a completely impossible one...
And it's not as if she won't be leaving her position on marriage anyway; newly-married women don't stay on as secretaries to other men. Rochard must know that.
| Igenlode Wordsmith chapter 15 . 1/25
So after all those hints - all those authorial delays - Grey has actually done it: he's actually gone ahead and proposed... (Though with all the overtones of sexual issues I'm starting to wonder now about his mother's comment that he's "out of the fighting for good, thank God": the story is managing to suggest that Grey here is the mutilated party, rather than the mask-wearing Rochard!)
| RedDeathLvr chapter 16 . 1/19
Hopefully he'll block her resignation and starts to really show how much he wants her. She has feelings for him as well but won't admit it. Update soon please.
| flow13 chapter 1 . 1/18
Please update soon. :-)
| Wandering-Phantom chapter 16 . 1/18
Rochard should get drunk again and take some action, like, kiss her, for god sake's ! The tension between them is great ! I really love it !
Update soon :)
| Queen Maria chapter 15 . 1/3
Always a pleasure to read this!
| Wandering-Phantom chapter 15 . 1/3
I'm so glad you updated !
Well, I don't think Christine is that naïve... I couldn't figure out if Rochard had feelings for her ever. He is an hard man to read !
I hope you'll be updating soon :)
| akuze chapter 15 . 1/2
Interesting chapter, as always. I'm curious as to how the next chapters will proceed, because the Erik I'm used to is almost always, well, off his rocker. This Erik is very controlled, and he took the news of Christine and Grey's engagement pretty well. (I mean, he hasn't murdered anyone nor did he commit any crimes. Yet. Bravo, Erik.) I did notice a confusing line near the end though, when Christine says: "Don't let's talk about it anymore." I think she meant to say something along the lines of not wanting to talk about it, but the wording isn't right. ("Let's not talk about it anymore." would've made more sense, I think.)
| Toriana chapter 14 . 11/18/2013
I also have read Lady Chatterly, as well as the other classic of the day, Fanny Hill. The trouble with both of them is that they imply that there is no real dimension beyond the physical, and leave the spiritual completely out of the equation. Not that I'm trying to desparage sex, but, lust is rather like chinese food, an hour or so later you're hungry again! It takes more to truly fill one up.
| Igenlode Wordsmith chapter 14 . 11/15/2013
Wonderful to see this being updated (and to hear that an end is intended - that there is a definite plot arc, I mean!)
So we get to meet the family - and the family seat... And brother Philip[pe] shows up! (Though we do get a couple of references in consequence to the younger brother as 'Grey' when 'Charles' would be more natural in context... especially from Helen.)
The usual careful-casual snippets of information worked in to indicate the progress of the war rumbling along in the background; and observed with admired appreciation, from me at least.
"Lady Chatterley's Lover" evidently has unanticipated side-effects on the unwary: I note Christine's knowledge does extend as far as practical contraception, however - presumably picked up via the other girls... And I like the way that you haven't made the narrator instantly hail the text as an unrecognized classic with the benefit of literary hindsight. (Personally, I have to say I agree with the Grey brothers on this one!)
Grey's honourable refusal to ravish her would seem more admirable if it were not accompanied in the story by strong hints from both Rochard and Helen that there are potential problems for a sexual innocent with him in this area :-( And yet there seems to be no question that he is strongly attached to her, and that he is very serious about wanting to marry her: and that Rochard himself cares enough about him as a friend to insist on being "honest with" him about it. By contriving to turn the whole thing into an issue of trust Rochard has of course ensured that Christine is certainly not going to push for an explanation - thanks to his usual inimitable level of tact...
I did notice a much higher level than usual of typing errors in the chapter this time: a lot of places where words are actually missing ("I can how it must feel", "when I beside him") or even obvious homophones substituted ("his jaw taught") as well as simple typos ("light was aleady fading", "time to to through for dinner"). Excitement at updating? :-)
| grandma paupla chapter 14 . 11/15/2013
you surely mmust be a prpofessional writor because the story flows, is not fluff and deals with real emotions. I hope there will be updates you so much for such a wonderful story
| grandma paula chapter 1 . 11/13/2013
this is really well written, and historical and I almost forgot it weas an ERIC story. Kind of like a history leswson but very interesting and very well written.