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I live in Gladstone, Missouri, a small suburb of Kansas City, where I spend most of my time reading, writing, or reading and writing.
on Sep. 04, 2010 :
The Journal: If I remember correctly, this was the first story he handed me, and it was printed right from his old typewriter, to boot! It was really great, and while he's right; it's not the most original, especially these days, it's still wonderful. My second favorite, I believe. The style is really great, and it's a bit sad, but I loved it!
The Fire Inside: This was one of the first stories I read, a while after he drafted it, and even though he downgraded it a little, I thought it was great. The characters were interesting, and I really loved the concept. Then, he handed me the rewrite. This was some time after we'd already started the novel, in which Norman Peters guest stars, and is mentioned several times beforehand. He is the cause of the "Fire Inside," and is also the main antagonist in the novel. He's a very interesting character, and I'm pretty happy with him, and how David worked him out. I loved this story.
A New Place: While this was not my favorite of the bunch, I definitely did appreciate what he did with it. It just goes to show how things may look innocent, but as the old saying goes: Looks can be can be decieving. This story is a brief one, but it's quite interesting.
Until Morning Comes: This may come last in the collection, but it comes first in my heart. I loved it very much. I read it, and was captivated by the characters, and the scenery, and the connection between Pam, and The Photographer. It was like a good ride at an amusement park; you just want to ride again, and again. It was inevitable to think of a certain teen novel series heavily involving vampires, but this BY FAR exceeds the quality of that little messed up world, and the fact that this isn't the only story to come out of David's mind from this world, I'm even happier. This is by far, the greatest here.
Overall, what a great group of stories! I can't wait to see more, and I know he's got'em! Good show!
(reviewed within a week of purchase)