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Of lions, wolves and falcons

Two Rebelcat fics worth reading:


When Animals Attack


Doyle felt as if he was living in a cine film, the sort that his mother used to make, dragging out the big reels and loading them into the projector. Scene followed scene, out of context, jumping unpredictably. At one point the film seemed to be running in black and white, but then he realized it was only the stark white walls of his hospital room that gave him that impression.

Here again? This isn't good.


A Widening Gyre


Bodie realized he was in trouble the moment he tried to step away from the shelf table attached to the window and almost fell on his face. He'd only had a pint. Not nearly enough to set the bar spinning and make him feel weak at the knees.

And it wasn't true love, either.

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constant_muse
Feb. 4th, 2010 05:51 pm (UTC)
I'm glad you just got me to re-read 'A Widening Gyre' because I remembered it as being quite distressing with an unhappy ending. Maybe I was confusing it with something by M. Fae Glasgow or Sebastian. Not exactly a fluffy piece of romance though!

But I did have fond memories of 'When Animals Attack'. The premise of the plot is fairly OTT, but the ending is so cute and the theme of wild animals is well done.

I like the concrete and robust style of Rebelcat's writing. And the worldliness, she tackles subjects like drug experiences or police procedure or whatever and always makes it convincing and real.

Edited at 2010-02-04 08:51 pm (UTC)
cloudless_9193
Feb. 5th, 2010 03:11 am (UTC)
Her no-nonsense style of writing works for me, too.
And I think there is another fic named A Widening Gyre, but I don't remember the author.
shooting2kill
Feb. 4th, 2010 06:46 pm (UTC)
I've never even heard of the first story! Thanks for these recs.
cloudless_9193
Feb. 5th, 2010 03:13 am (UTC)
Hope you like them. :-)
solosundance
Feb. 4th, 2010 07:29 pm (UTC)
Great recs - I'm very fond of When Animals Attack. I love rebelcat's easy, light touch. I find her stories very satisfying, by which I mean that she can pull you in very quickly and rounds things off very neatly. And is funny. And set this one at London Zoo :)
cloudless_9193
Feb. 5th, 2010 03:19 am (UTC)
She is one of my favourites and I particularly love the way she writes Bodie. :-)
ci5mates
Feb. 5th, 2010 07:08 am (UTC)
Thanks for the reccies, I really enjoyed When Animals Attack (would have liked to see it in an ep!) and I am about to start A Widening Gyre, keep the reccies coming cloudless.
cloudless_9193
Feb. 5th, 2010 08:30 am (UTC)
Glad you like them. Thanks for letting me know. :-)
firlefanzine
Apr. 7th, 2010 04:15 pm (UTC)
Shame on me, I don't know When Animals Attack although I'm a fan of Rebelcat.
But I love A Widening Gyre.
"Bodie," said Ray, now using that immensely appealing 'talking to morons' voice. "Where. Are. You?"
"Phone box," said Bodie, annoyed. "Bateman Street. West End. London."
"England, Earth, and Milky Way," snapped Doyle. "Where on Bateman Street, Bodie?"

That's good! :-)

And why 'unhappy ending'???

cloudless_9193
Apr. 7th, 2010 05:08 pm (UTC)
And why 'unhappy ending'???
I wouldn't say unhappy, but open maybe? Anyway, rebelcat listed it as pre-slash, so maybe there's hope. :-)
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