Date: 19 Jul 2006 05:51 pm Title: A Curse And A Blessing
After the rotten few days I've had I wanted to read something that would take me away from RL. Something that would provide laughter, warm fuzzies and a feeling of family. Something I didn't have to write myself. :-) I didn't even hesitate to pull up this series. I can't think of a better way to spend the rest of my evening.
Thanks for the read and the distraction. Both are quite welcome.
Date: 10 Jul 2006 12:40 am Title: Prodigal Son
I Dont remember EVER laughing so hard. I think for the first time in my life i started crying!
Date: 23 Jun 2006 11:35 pm Title: Prodigal Son
I sincerely hope these three stories have won awards, because I am struck all of a heap by Biblio's conception of Jack's birth family. Scared silly by them, even more than Daniel, but my goodness I wish I were someone like Kate O'Neill, or married to a man like Joe. These are laughing stories, and I wish there were more than the three. It takes a special kind of magic to write something that can have me giggling all evening, much less come back to a story over and over again. Wonderful, marvelous, joyous stories.
Date: 02 Jun 2006 10:21 pm Title: A Curse And A Blessing
I am perfectly envious of a writer who has sufficient experience with a loving family of strong characters that she can create a fictional O'Neill family that is so utterly charming, utterly frightening, and utterly believable. The dialogue is wicked fast, the trust is heartbreakingly real. Deftly written, innovative backstory that develops the characters, and deep emotional issues are addressed carefully under wicked funny dialogue. Now my question is, do we get sequel stories about SCG shenanigans like baby Jack with teddy or Daniel in jammies screensavers, and the circulation of backyard party videos? A delightful romp, and underneath, a charming adoption.
Date: 28 Apr 2006 09:09 pm Title: A Curse And A Blessing
I've read the series several times and I liked it, though it did seem like there was a lot of fluff, but that was okay. The story line didn't seem to be overly serious, but fun, like a short vacation from work to unwind and enjoy the new stuff you can find. By the way, I had to print out the entire series so I could read it. Staring at monitors tires my eyes out, while reading from a paper, I can lay myself down in bed and enjoy the story before dropping off to sleep. Thanks. Keep up the good writing!