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TOUCH

Amazing

By Ubiquitous Omnipresent Entity, member

Nov 18, 2019: This is one of the best books I’ve ever read, partly just because of how real it is, a little bit from the great grammar, and engaging content. I actually read this several months ago, saw it here, thought it was an interesting description(it’s different from the one on Royal Road) and was preparing to read it when I found that I already had. Now I’m preparing for a reread instead.

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TOUCH

ONE OF MY FAVORITES

By SKHenry, member

Jun 17, 2019: Reviewing is not my strong suit, and I doubt I’ll be able to do this story justice. Touch is good and you should give it chance cause you’ll love it. That’s probably as far as I would go in my description of it, if someone asked me my views on it. But Let’s try and go deeper than that shall we.

Touch is a story that explores very sensitive topics and honestly does them well. I have no personal experience with the main subject matter of Touch nor would I deem myself very knowledgeable on the matter but I think the author does a good job of exploring them, in a way that’s not overbearing or off putting to people with or without experience on the matter.

I have a golden rule with my content. I always give tv series three episodes to catch me and for books I do five chapters. I do not believe in the whole "It gets good later, you just have to hold out for a few chapter/episodes.". I believe in strong first impressions. I expect a story to at least pique my interest and continue to hold said interest. Touch does that. First drawing in me in with its intriguing characters and then leaving me full invested in its story.

Touch is one hundred percent a character-driven story. And oh boy are the characters great. There are probably some bumps in the road I’m not seeing, but as far as I can tell they are flawless. I like how the author switches the perspective to different characters. Giving us a fine glimpse into each an every character. The way they think, and react to the same things as other characters, personal views and whatnot. This is something I personally enjoy. I love getting into the head of each and every character.

Touch’s magic system can be defined to me, as somewhat refreshing. Its interesting to say the least. Its not like the common portrayal of magic I’m used to in some stories. It has my interest and I look forward to seeing the abilities of others and how they function.

I guess this is really all I have to say on it. So is this review good? Probably not. But the real answer your looking for is if Touch is good? And to that I say it is. Its a fantastic well-written and interesting read.

But hey everyone has their own views on things. If you don’t like it all I can say is. I’m sorry your missing out on something spectacular.

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ADVENT

Hidden Gem on Web Fiction Guide!

By Thedude3445, author of Rainbow Destructor

Feb 4, 2019: Now THIS is a great example of what the medium of web fiction can pull off if done right. Using short chapter bursts and nested hyperlink asides, Advent paints the picture of the life of a young child from a broken home who gets involved in events out of their own control. It’s a pretty short story and not one that is good for plot summaries, so I won’t get too much into the plot.

The main plus for the story is the absolute mastery of voice by the narrator. The story is thoroughly, utterly within the point of view of this child and restricts the reader to viewing it entirely through them. You can only piece together the story through subtext and inference, and the realization of certain elements make for really emotional revelations, even if the narrator themself may not ever come to the same realizations.

And the story makes good use of hypertext fiction to expand on its story; often during chapters, there’ll be links for you to click, taking you to observations, memories, or side scenes from the narrator relating to something within the main part of the chapter. This kind of nonlinear storytelling is exactly the kind of thing that web fiction. and only web fiction, can pull off in a prose story, and we absolutely need more usages of the internet as a medium for storytelling!

Advent is a must-read for fans of web fiction, and the fact that it’s a short and breezy read means you can knock it out in an hour or less. Don’t pass it up.

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