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Reviewer: Aisling Signed [Report This]
Date: 06/24/2020 04:25 PM Title: Chapter Three: Lost In Translation

Very heavy reading, but I'm compelled to absorb as much information as I can.

Wow, poor Joe. So much trauma in a relatively short period of time.

Looking forward to more.

Author's Response:

As he said to his nurse in this, "It's been a bad year...a lot of stuff happened." 
Way to understate things Joe. 
I'll be plugging along at this fairly consistently - it's a heavy read but it's even heavier to write (and research for accuracy). So, I'm chipping away at each chapter a little bit each day. I know everything that needs to happen - it's just getting it all structured properly so it's not totally overwhelming that causes the 'slower' updates on it. 

Thanks for reading.

Reviewer: Aisling Signed [Report This]
Date: 06/24/2020 02:28 PM Title: Chapter Two: Fragile Existence

Everything is so detailed and descriptive, I'm really enjoying it!

Abbie is a very interesting character and I can't wait to learn more about her in the future.

Brilliant chapter, also loved the appearance of an Irish character haha

Author's Response:

Calling Abbie interesting might be an understatement and a half - but you'll see why as we go along. I can't say more right now 'cause - spoilers. But, she's...complicated and yet, absolutely totally uncomplicated, simultaneously. 

Yeaaaa...I couldn't face-cast Colin Farrell and not include every delicous piece of him. Plus, as someone with a family that is 90% from the 'old country' or still lives there? There is just something comfortingly familiar (and hysterically funny) to how the sound of a brogue can increase the level of exasperation and/or sarcasam in a simple statement to, like, +100. 

Reviewer: Aisling Signed [Report This]
Date: 06/24/2020 02:06 PM Title: Chapter One: The Bronxville House

Wow. This was a heavy read, I definitely shed a tear. (It also took me a couple of attempts to spell 'definitely' correctly, teaching from home has turned by brain to mush)

I'm already hooked and emotionally invested in this story, I'm looking forward to seeing where this goes.

Author's Response:

I'm so glad you like it so far. It definitely is a heavy read - it's supposed to be - especially in the beginning. As it progresses it'll get a bit funnier? Though tight be the wrong word choice. Let's just say there will be some...interesting...characters introduced once I get past the (super) heavy introduction chapters that will make the overall story not quite so heavy and dark.
Unfortunately, for Joe, right now he's kind of planted himself firmly into the Denial/Isolation & Depression stages of Grief and has zero interest in exploring any others. He's sort of quite 'happy' being miserable (and has been for a bit longer then he will acknowledge). It doesn't help that he hasn't exactly (ever) unpacked the stuff that happened in 2013 (in this little universe) either. What did they say in the doc? "You wanna be done. Fine. We're done." Yea - well in this one? He kind of stayed "there". So the man has some massive healing to get dragged kicking and screaming through. 

Reviewer: Leopaula Signed [Report This]
Date: 06/23/2020 08:30 PM Title: Chapter Three: Lost In Translation

Am on tender hooks waiting to find out what happens next! Such good writing :)

Author's Response:

Thanks for taking the time to let me know you're reading. :) 
And I'm super glad you're enjoying it. 
I'm already working on the next chapter - it's just that this story requires a lot of research in order to have some semblance of realism. I have to be accurate with both how Joe and Abbie are treated - as well as what their reactions to everything from their pasts to their presents. 
Luckily, I know what happens - it's just getting the words out properly and with enough medical accuracies to be realistic.

Thanks again for review. Much appreciated.

Reviewer: sofiesaysrawr Signed Liked [Report This]
Date: 06/03/2020 06:32 PM Title: Chapter One: The Bronxville House

Wow I am intrigued! This is definitely going deep. I can't wait to read more and find out more!

Author's Response:

...I somehow missed this review til now. Oops. Sorry. 
Glad you're enjoying the beginning - it's going to be a bit of a wild ride. Mental health - always good for a light read, ya know?

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