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Hym and Hur by Phillip Frey
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Jul 10, 12

Read in July, 2012

Synopsis: Hym and Hur, immortal and very much in love, seek diversion in the mortal world. They coerce Death into allowing them to choose a single person, and that person would have the gift to save those scheduled to die. But, what kind of a story would it be if everything ran to plan?

Now, admittedly, this is a very short story, but short stories bring their own challenges in the reading and the writing. Pleasantly, Hym and Hur bring a welcome diversion.

The story carries itself with a charming whimsy. The characters are instantly defined. Whilst the occasional slip occurs (some bumpy dialogue, etc), there's little to take away from the story. Nice little take on Death, too (apart from a misjudged moment of song).

Hym and Hur sets for a nice little world, where love can ultimately conquer all, where nothing goes exactly as planned, everything works out for the best, and the reader can leave having enjoyed a pleasant stay.

In the long term, a series of stories set in Hym and Hur's world, with recurring appearances from Death (and other suitable characters) would be a welcome addition to my bookshelf.

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