Ahoy there everyone! I'm a wanna be writer who lives in Khartoum, and happens to have a BA in Linguistics. Want to know more about yours truly?
Writing is my life! And I aspire to write as much books as I can during my time on Earth, and after I die I will haunt the dreams of some plain Jane and force her to write the rest of my stories. Don’t worry she will be the rich & famous. What if she dies too & I’m not finished? Will I’ll hunt some more, Duh!
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- Five Rows Back: A Short Story
on Jan. 04, 2013
Wow! I loved it. Beautifully sad and right from the first line your sucked into the story. I really loved Melissa and related to her, both as a women and a mild OCD sufferer myself. If only the ending was different. But still a great very short story.
on Jan. 05, 2013
Quiet and descriptive. I found myself in the same place with the characters, who I find quite interesting. I would really want to read their full story in a novel, and really know what was the reason for this apocalypse, this grey, raining ash world. What I loved the most is that the story stayed with me for days after i finished it.
- The Lighthouse: a short story
on Feb. 25, 2013
Right from the beginning this beautifully solemn story captured me, whether Kristen Stewart or Emma Watson plays the role the protagonist -who we don’t know her name- is very interesting, she’s strong in a very realistic way, the way a young girl used to a life of isolation should be, not every day do I get to read about a protagonist so young yet real and wise.
I’m a fan of Lighthouses and I loved that the writer really knows what she’s doing and how the big machine operates,I so loved the heart wrenching way the Lighthouse rang it’s horn (that by the way -to me- was the best sentence in the whole story, I simply couldn’t get it out of my head, I even translated it to Arabic to feel how it again differently), the way she cared for her only home till the end, her relationship with it, & how it was represented as a being on it’s own, the one she shares her sad and strong feelings of loneliness with.
Her relationship with her parents was neatly done too, and finally the best part; the way she pieces things together to solve the mystery, I was surprised because I expected a different mystery! The question the writer answers at the end is so not what one would suspect, and then she gives us that thought provoking ending.
Magical, spooky and cinematic description, solid impressive writing, I loved the heroine, her choices and her chain of thoughts are interesting and she deserves a novel of her own, I have to thank the Author because nothing tops a good story to teach an aspiring writer like me her craft.
- Open Minds (Mindjack Trilogy #1)
on Feb. 25, 2013
I cried, from deep inside my heart I cried with Kira at the beginning of this novel, how the atmosphere was so grey and dismal in the first few chapters, as she shows her disappointing hard life as a zero, how the future of her and her likes looks bleak, as if she’s carrying the whole world on her shoulders and how small are the shoulders of a sixteen years old girl are. And how I related, being a part of a minority -when teenager- I went through a lot. I still do.
It’s been a while actually since a book had this effect on me. To force me to cry.
I run too so wow! I loved her so much so I decided to keep on reading, and I was surprised how this YA science fiction was almost lyrical! There were some beautifully poetic lines there I just couldn’t ignore I had to stop at, absorb it completely and still think of it as I moved on.
Yes there are some parts that puzzled me and seemed rather rushed,
And frankly I got annoyed by the constant repletion that sometimes sounded like “in the last episode this & this happened” or the‘Supernatural’ “Then & Now” thing. I don’t think we really needed to read Kira’s complete chain of thoughts.
But really all in all that was one novel I certainly did not regret reading. Susan Key Quinn is a very, VERY good writer, thanks for writing such a special book, or let me rephrase it; such a mesh not demense book :P