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Reviews For MIT: Strange Place

Name: Fynnsmom (Signed) · Date: 03/06/17 18:52 · For: Found and Lost
I have thought about writing a book with stories in it that took place in a big house I owned through 1998. So many things, good and bad, happened there and I thought the different stories deserved telling. I never did it though. Maybe some day. I live in the Midwestern United States--in South Dakota. This is a rural state that has a lot of farms and ranches. I'm always driving by vacated structures that are in different stages of collapse. I always wonder why people abandoned them and when. I always wish I were a good photographer or painter. I'd have so much to photograph or paint. The second part of your story is creepy. I'm reminded of the time I did work for the US Census and had to go out and investigate abandoned homes out in the country. I would try to get someone to come with me. It was a bit creepy at times also.

Author's Response: The flat North Norfolk landscape is very different to the hills of Northumberland and it creeps me out for some reason. The house came to me in a dream, and not a good one.


Name: Oregonian (Signed) · Date: 02/12/17 18:30 · For: Found and Lost
It's good to hear that you are back and writing on your stories again. I had to smile at your line "...the countryside was as flat as a flounder." I don't know if that's a common British simile or one of your own device, but it's not American. I shall have to remember it. :)

Vicki

Author's Response:
Thank you. I'm hoping to get weekly updates out, and to finish at least one of my "novels" (Strangers) this year. I'm working on it now.
Flat as a pancake is the common simile. Flat as a flounder was the preferred expression for one of my grandparents but it seems to have fallen out of favour. Would you use flat as a pancake? I ask because American pancakes aren't flat, They have a thickness to them, they're more like drop scones (or Scotch pancakes) than what I know as pancakes (the French call them crepes).
-N-


Name: Cinderella Angelina (Signed) · Date: 02/10/17 12:11 · For: Found and Lost
I was actually reading this on ff.net yesterday and then here it shows up! One thing I noticed yesterday when I was reading (taking it slow for once) was the vivid description of the house. I could feel the house's foreboding menace. And then I always enjoy the abrupt "Despite this drawback, it was very marketable."

I can't wait to find out what happens with the house.

Author's Response: Thanks for the review. The next two chapters are just about ready, but I'm currently working on Strangers at Drakeshaugh (and James and Me) too, so updates may be sporadic. I've been away for a month, but I'm back, and writing. -N-


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