KimAnne & Liz

Author at Guides and Dolls


(1) Breakdowns (Sentinel)

Reviewed by Kathryn A on 1st October 2001 (24)

This is the first story in a trilogy, and you really need to read all three, because this is really like the first chapter of an unfinished story. If you don't like first-person stories, give this a miss. But I do like first person stories if they're in character, and it sounded interesting, and it was. I think there was too much guilt on Sandburg's part, but otherwise it was cool. The senses stuff was cool (the fact that I recognised the synasthesia straight off is probably due to my reading of R.J. Anderson's Doctor Who "Synasthesia" trilogy...). I also liked the way Jim's mouth was running away from him, and the hint of a psi connection between Jim and Blair (I like subtlety).

One can contact KimAnne at (kimanne at dca dot net) One can contact Liz at (azhreia at annapolis dot net)

(2) Breakthroughs (Sentinel)

Reviewed by Kathryn A on 1st October 2001 (25)

The story continues -- chapter 2. The only way I can account for Simon's behaviour here is that he was having a bad day. And have the authors invented a new definition for "rake over the coals"? But I do still like the alternating first person point of view, giving you a double insight into the situation.

(3) Breaking In (Sentinel)

Reviewed by Kathryn A on 1st October 2001 (26)

This is the third chapter in this story, in which more is learned and figured out. Unfortunately, the alternating point of view here just got a little bit tedious, repeating the same events just a little too much. Otherwise it was cool. I do like psi stuff when it's subtle and plausible.
    Shutting the water off, I grab a towel and start to wipe myself dry. I hear the door slam shut and know that Jim's back, and I know he's got bagels. Warm ones. I push myself along a little faster as I try to think of how to broach the subject with Jim. And while I'm at it, why do I know that Jim's got bagels?