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Posted December 17, 2011
I totally and completely LOVED this novella! Totally loved it, with fangirling delight and cherries on top and all xDDDWas this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
The story itself is incredibly touching, I instantly irreversibly loved Caitlin and her step-dad, and Laurel too, because of how much they loved her and suffered after her passing. I was actually amazed of how intense an emotional roller-coaster this novella was, I mean these 30 something pages pack an incredible punch! I was very close to tears all over the place; admittedly, topics revolving around birds are sort of delicate for me. I mean, as a symbol, I love birds; they're these magical creatures that link the ground we stomp on to the skies we pray to, they're beautiful creatures. And they do have the odd habit of showing up at the most emotionally charged moments, swirling in the sky with that grace that only they have and giving you the precious seed of hope and maybe tranquility.
That's what a solitary bird makes me think about, a couple dancing together in the sky, the most. Bigger numbers of them give me the instant flashback of some horrible The Birds scene that I accidentally glanced at when I was a kid. I don't know what that movie is about and I don't want to find out, those scenes gave me so many nightmares when I was a kid, I want to ignore its very existence. Just like that other nightmare of mine, the Pennywise clown from It? I'll never get this whole culture of fear thing, I'm sorry. Ranted, apologies.
This novella therefore manages to make me completely love it though, staring birds, there's a huge freak-out potential in it for me; this speaks to the mastery of Bradford Morrow's writing, I think. The writing style is absolutely beautiful, I loved every single word, each phrase, every last bit of it really, and it's a rare occurrence. This is just too beautiful for words. It's perhaps some magical talent of this writer, to create such a delightfully peaceful yet intensely emotional state of mind.
I do strongly advice you to read it, it's a short and incredibly beautiful novella, filled with memorable scenes and picturesque imagery that is bound to stay with you, tucked away inside your heart, as all true beauty is.
Posted December 14, 2011
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