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The Angel of Berlin

3.71  ·  Rating Details  ·  17 Ratings  ·  8 Reviews
When Robin, a young university student, saves the life of a beautiful youth, he finds he's made a devoted friend. But without memory and voice, the newly named Angel is a mystery, occasionally exasperating with his child-like qualities yet with touches of darkness that make Robin wonder what kind of being he's really taken in. A gay fiction tale of magical realism and inno ...more
Published May 22nd 2011 by Flying With Red Haircrow
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Valentina Heart
This review was originally written for The Romance Reviews and can also be found there.

I never would have thought that such a short story about one stranger rescuing the life of another could win me over so completely. The plot is simple enough, yet it was written so beautifully that it felt as if I've never read anything even remotely similar to it, although I know I have.

Angel is a nameless, somewhat childlike stranger who almost gets killed when stumbling onto a road. Robin saves him on his
Bending The Bookshelf
This is a story that began with a dream, and that dreamlike quality comes through in the story. Red draws us into his dream with beautifully seductive language, painting a picture in our minds that is, at the same time, both vivid and subtle. Even when a character is standing on a busy street corner, in broad daylight, the description still evokes the feeling of a dreamy evening at home.

As for the story itself, what Red has woven here is a contemporary fairy tale. It's beautiful and magical, wit
Jul 26, 2011 Tam rated it really liked it
Shelves: m-m, other-paranormal
This is an intriguing little slice of life in the world of Robin, a young Frenchman working and studying in Berlin. I was left with quiet a few questions at the end of this one, but what was on the page drew me in. Robin saves a young man from wandering into traffic while on his way to work at a bistro, and much to his surprise, the young man follows him. He lets him hang out at work, although soon realizes the young man is mute, and he names him “Angel”.

They return to Robin’s room, and he is su
Unfortunately, this book did nothing for me. You can't really read it as a story because the characters are distant and not engaging. There is no real story line, no arc of suspense, just the flowing of words and events which are not very exciting. I don't mean it in a bad way. I didn't expect an action plot here but I missed...purpose in this book.
I read afterwards that this was a dream. Okay, I can live with that and the writing is quite floral. It feels a lot like all those books I read while
Jun 14, 2012 Cornerofmadness rated it really liked it
Shelves: urban-fantasy
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Red Haircrow
May 21, 2011 Red Haircrow rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
Releasing the week beginning May 22, 2011, this is another story written entirely based on a dream I had. To read an excerpt for this work, please visit my website/blog "Songs of the Universal Vagabond"
Mandy*reads obsessively*
Short story based on a dream the author had, and that's what it felt like, strange and convoluted and slightly unfinished.
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Genre: M/M Fantasy
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An award-winning writer, educator/activist, counselor and chef of Native American descent (Chiricahua Apache/Cherokee) who is currently based in Berlin, Germany. Red Haircrow holds a BSc of Psychology, is a Graduate Student at MSU Bozeman in Native American Studies focusing on native mental health and intergenerational historic trauma. Haircrow also owns and operates Flying With Red Haircrow Produ ...more
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