"Um Erro várias culpas, de Ana C. Nunes (meu conto)
"Memórias de mim, pintadas por ti", de Miriam Fonseca Uma história que se sente nas palavras, mas também no que fica por dizer. A prosa da autora é bastante bela e chega até a ser lírica em certos momentos. Por último gostei muito do toque final, que deu à história outra dimensão.
"I kissed her goodbye", de Adeselna Davies Disperso, mas cativante. É esta a forma como consigo definir este conto, embora tenha sentido falta de algo mais profundo, um pouco mais linear (em certos momentos), também é certo que gostei da forma como a escritora decidiu expor esta história.
"Rapto", de Leonora R. Campbell Desde o início que este conto parecia sentir falta de algo mais. A escrita está bastante competente, mas é a evocação da acção e especialmente de sentimentos que torna esta história algo insípida. Apesar de os eventos serem apontados, a percepção que tive foi de lhe faltar vitalidade, emoção e algo que o tornasse distinto (já que a história em si é bastante básica). O que sobressai é somente um sufoco relacionado com uma sombra de indignação que parece conduzir todo o conto.
"O Cálice da vingança: parte III", de Adoa Coelho Como seria de esperar, não tendo eu lido as anteriores duas partes desta história, senti-me realmente 'à nora'. Ainda assim posso dizer que gostei da prosa, embora não possa opinar de forma justa sobre a história, visto que me faltam trechos (terei de ler os números anteriores da fanzine).
"Noite", de Emanuel R. Marques Curto. Demasiado curto. Mas mesmo assim, um verso que soa extremamente bem.
"O poeta nada ama", de Mariana Araújo Não sou versada em poesia e devo confessar que o início deste poema não me cativou, mas a partir do meio realmente gostei pois pareceu-me que o tom se alterou solenemente.
No geral, foi uma fanzine bem organizada, onde apenas algumas gralhas escaparam à edição. Tem uma variedade interessante, tanto de ficção como de não-ficção e mostra que quem nela trabalha, realmente gosta do que faz....more
A serious yet funny story about what can happen when you only see a person through one pPodem ler a opinião (em portuguÊs) no blog Floresta de Livros.
A serious yet funny story about what can happen when you only see a person through one perspective or aspect of their personality. I laughed with every story and personally I feel this is such a sarcastic, over-the-top story, that still manages to feel real in some way. All in all, a good short-story....more
One thing I understand now. I should've read "Pulse of Power" before reading "The Pendulum". It's not mandatory, but I'm sure it would've made this a little more enjoyable.
The art was good almost all the time, except during the action scenes (which weren't many). At those times the gorgeous drawings just didn't live up to the expectations, while being too static.
In terms of story, besides feeling a bit lost (we're told things from the past issue in a vague form, and that's alright, but still a bit frustrating), I felt this story was way too rushed. Looking at it from a broad perspective, everyhting is there, the problem is this comic is too literary. There's text explaining things that should be visual. Scenes jump around without a proper link, way too many times. Actually, this was mostly what kept me from loving this comic. The scene changes. One moment she was on Earth, the next she was on an alien planet, being knocked unsconcious only to awake at a completly different place. Way too quick, without connection.
Aside from that, I liked the characters, the setting and the story, besides the good art going around, but the comic shoul have less text, more images to "show" the text, and definetly more focus on the real action scenes, which were all pretty rushed.
Still, it was an enjoyable comic, and I'll read the previous one, and if a next one is done, possibly that as well....more
The writer is not afraid to touch religious themes, which ends up being great. It's not disrespectfPodem ler a opinião completa no Floresta de Livros.
The writer is not afraid to touch religious themes, which ends up being great. It's not disrespectful, but it isn't afraid to touch certain themes as well. The art is superb. I'd dare say it's even better than on volume one. One can't help but stare at the pages, the colours, the characterization and the amazing backgrounds.
Still, I believe this particular story would've won with 20-30 more pages, especially because, near the end, they actually cut a part of the action. That one made me mad! It wasn't distateful, but it was "oh, so annoying!"
Looking forward to rading the next installment....more
An interesting short-story, even though it's a little too action-packed and it barely has anyPodem ler a opinião completa no blog Floresta de Livros.
An interesting short-story, even though it's a little too action-packed and it barely has any character development, it plants the seed to want to read "Patient Zero". Besides, the action is pretty good....more
After the events of volume 8, it was expected that this one would be a little more calm, give thPodem ler opinião completa no blog Floresta de Livros.
After the events of volume 8, it was expected that this one would be a little more calm, give the characters time to cope with all that happened. It was good to see how all the characters reacted, and Carl's reactions seemed very realistic, but Rick's just seemed way too far-fetched and seeing as it was the same reactions aos Mischone, it just didn't sound 'right'.
All in all it was an interesting developmente, even if some events just seemed too rushed (the new appearences, for example) and I'm really not convinced with this turn of events. I'll see what happens next....more
Podem ler a minha opinião no blog Floresta de Livros: Cáp. 1, Cáp. 2,
Issue #1 I was surprised at how much I likedThis review will be divided by issues.
Podem ler a minha opinião no blog Floresta de Livros: Cáp. 1, Cáp. 2,
Issue #1 I was surprised at how much I liked this first issue. The story is really engaging, the dialogues are really good and the art is very good. Not even the more political side of the story was boring. Really, I enjoyed this a lot, and can't wait to read more. It seems that many great things will come after this (already we see great changes taking place).
Issue #2 If I had enjoyed issue 1, then issue 2 made my expections grow even more. Amazing blend of good text and fantastic art. Great setting, interesting characters and mind-blowing scenes and premisse. Can't wait to see where this is going....more
The art continues to amaze me and the story gets more complex and unpredictable in this issue. ThePodem ler a opinião completa no Floresta de Livros.
The art continues to amaze me and the story gets more complex and unpredictable in this issue. The ending caught me by susprise and I'm curious to know how the Vitros will get out of that situation....more
First point for this book: you can read it isolated without feeling the need to know what happenedPodem ler a opinião completa no Floresta de Livros.
First point for this book: you can read it isolated without feeling the need to know what happened in the previous book (although I'm much too curious about Connor's story).
When starting a new paranormal series, I'm always a bit alert. I don't like insta-romances, most alpha-males make me cringe and if the female characters aren't strong, the book rarely ever conquers me. Luckily for me "Changeling Dream" was a pleasant surprised and I loved every bit of it. I always liked werewolfs (and changelings) a bit more than vampires (even though I read more books on our fanged dead friends), so I was really curious on how the author would make the story and the world work. She did it well and she didn't even need to go into many details. Sometimes it’s the little things that count, not a whole chapter on world-building. Even though many questions were left unanswered, they weren’t crucial in the least for this particular story.
What really grabbed me in this book was Jillian. She's a strong, independent woman who knows her value and has self-respect. So much so that she doesn't let others step on her feelings, and James learns that the hard way. Both her and James were amazingly fleshed out during the story and therefore their behavior and the relationship sounded very natural.
I really only have one bad thing to say about this book: (view spoiler)[The pregnancy! Really, it seemed so forced. And worst of all was the talk Jillian and James had about it. It seemed unnatural. As a reader I believe the story would've worked just as well without the pregnancy there. Seriously, it made no difference whether she was pregnant or not, that had no relevance. The only reason I understand why it was there, was as a 'cure' of sorts for James. But was there any need? Not in my opinion. (hide spoiler)]
Well, aside from that I really loved the book and the authors writing kept me reading (even if time was short for reads these last couple of weeks). I'll be reading the first book soon, and hope to pick up the third one after that.
Lastly, I have to thank the author, Dani Harper, and BookChickCity for the contest that allowed me to read this book....more