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Subject to Change


This was the first I read from this author, and I liked it – and still do.

Subject to Change by M Fae Glasgow

"Tell you what," Bodie said, the words spilling out again before he had time to censor them, "why don't you pretend I never said what I said, and I'll pretend you never said what you didn't just say. How's that sound?"


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callistosh65
Nov. 13th, 2010 10:49 am (UTC)
Ah yes.. I'd forgotten how good that one is. I love Doyle all snark-filled and uncertain, and then Bodie just willing the truth out of him. Thanks for a great rec!
cloudless_9193
Nov. 13th, 2010 11:09 am (UTC)
I've never seen it recced, so I'm glad you like it too. :-9
firlefanzine
Nov. 13th, 2010 01:09 pm (UTC)
It's always an adventure to start a M.Fae Glasgow story, so I'm happy about each tip!
You love it or you shake your head... ;-)
cloudless_9193
Nov. 13th, 2010 01:21 pm (UTC)
Yes, I can only agree. But I think you'll like this one. :-)
firlefanzine
Nov. 13th, 2010 02:11 pm (UTC)
I trust you!
Well, most of the time... as long as you don't rec death fics... :-P
cloudless_9193
Nov. 13th, 2010 05:28 pm (UTC)
I don't do it very often ...
Of course there is always the chance it doesn't work for you, just like Roven.
potztausend
Nov. 13th, 2010 01:50 pm (UTC)
I was just about to start my comment with "Ah yes" and saw Callistosh *g*. It's such a great story - so are many of the Pros's stories on oblique-publications.
She is such a good author - the way she creates an atmosphere, an intensity, she always draws me into her stories. The way she links this difficult conversation in the car with the dark weather, ahhh... And her talent to show emotions without naming them: "Bodie counted, slowly, in his mind, adding fractions and decimal places as the numbers grew bigger.".
Her expressive way of using words: "But Doyle wasn't listening to Bodie, his own demons shrieking too loudly to hear anyone else's." ""Oh, Ray," Bodie whispered, fingering one single curl. "The poor man's Elba, and then I come along with my dinghy.""
A very well chosen rec!
cloudless_9193
Nov. 13th, 2010 05:29 pm (UTC)
So nice to know you like it. She's a great writer, that's true. :-)
roven75
Nov. 13th, 2010 02:57 pm (UTC)
You are quite busy reccing lately. Not that I mind! *g*

I'm not sure if I've read this story before, if I did, I couldn't remember it so I read it (again).
It's funny, M Fae is such a good writer, very skillful and so apt at conversations and creating an atmosphere, but somehow I have trouble "connecting" to her stories. With some very few exceptions.
Not sure why that is, but I can put her stories into little compartments, labelled "doesn't speak to me at all, "a little, "more than usually". This would fall under "a little".

It's weird, it's not that I think her characterization is off, I can very well imagine them both as she writes them. And I do think she is a very good writer. But somehow, something is missing, at least for me.

Which doesn't mean I minded reading this. Keep on reccing, please :)
firlefanzine
Nov. 13th, 2010 04:47 pm (UTC)
Which do you like "more than usual"?
For me it's for example Jingle Balls, Wish I Wasn't Here and Floral Arrangement(although it is a death fic...).
But I don't like My Beautiful Laundrette and Roses Are Red.
roven75
Nov. 13th, 2010 05:38 pm (UTC)
I remember liking Wish I Wasn't Here, too, and interestingly enough, I really like Roses Are Red. I find it hilarious^^

She has written so many stories, I don't even know if I've read them all. I kept a few, like Footbridge, Prometheus Unbound - though don't ask me why, might just be because of the nice, hard sex scenes which I think she does well ;P

Should go and read some again. I could imagine that I now might like stories I didn't like before. Though I remember I was mostly trying to find a point to connect with her work. Like a really tangled roll of yarn where you can't find an end.

Oh, and I like Wednesday Morning.
potztausend
Nov. 14th, 2010 02:13 am (UTC)
Ahhh "Footbridge"... I like it very much. "Wednesday Morning" - it hurts too much to read it.
cloudless_9193
Nov. 13th, 2010 05:32 pm (UTC)
I started my LJ for reccing in the first place, so you'll find quite a lot of recs here. I just took a break.
I can understand that this author doesn't quite do it for you. But nevertheless it was nice to know you tried it. :-)
roven75
Nov. 13th, 2010 05:43 pm (UTC)
Hey, you know me, I try to read everything at least once ;)

Besides, sometimes when you read stories again after a while you like what you read even if you haven't before.

Looking forward to more recs :)
cloudless_9193
Nov. 13th, 2010 05:56 pm (UTC)
Besides, sometimes when you read stories again after a while you like what you read even if you haven't before. There are quite a lot of stories I discarded instantly in the beginning of my pros reading. I just wasn't ready for them, I think.
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