Reviews For Strangers at Drakeshaugh
Reviewer: Brennus Signed Date: 2017.11.12 - 04:21PM Title: Interlude: Paperwork
Sainsbury’s plastic bags are indeed crap. I’m not sure why out of that interesting and detailed chapter that’s the only thing I want to comment on but there you go.
Reviewer: mcepl Signed Date: 2017.11.04 - 10:50AM Title: Interlude: Paperwork
After re-listening to this chapter once again, I finally figured out what is the problem I have with it. Every this non-Jacquie chapter chips-off a bit from the Aristotle / Racin Classical unities of the action, time, and place. Each of them takes away a bit from the central story seen through Jacqui’s eyes of “lovely although a bit strange neighbours who moved to Drakeshaugh”.
Reviewer: mcepl Signed Date: 2017.10.23 - 06:24PM Title: Out with a Bang
One more comment and it is not only to this chapter and not only to this work: it seems to me Hermione tends to slip you lately into almost 100% tiresome and insufferable bore. I am not (I hope) too much Hermione shipper (I a way prefer book Hermione/Ron to the movie ones), but she seemed to me a way more normal and even funny sometimes in Hunters and Prey or in Grave Days. Is it intentional or was she a bit forgotten and slipped out of your control?
Reviewer: TomBombadil Signed Date: 2017.10.20 - 04:12AM Title: Interlude: Paperwork
Fascinating decisions with this chapter, and you remind me how demonstrably differently individual authors elect to handle their material. Having reached what appeared to a penultimate point of conflict, if not the penultimate point, instead of orchestrating a crescendo immediately to your ultimate climax, you give us an interlude. It is an interlude that could have been handled with a conversation between Harry and Ginny, or even third hand between Ginny and Jacqui, you decided to go into elaborate detail. This is fitting with the leisurely pacing of the story from start to wherever we are! It is, of course, very well done, although I am left with the sneaking suspicion that the devil sitting on your left shoulder triumphed over the angel who is perched upon your right! Gutsy call to conclude the previous chapter with a resounding bang, this one strolls along in the intricate details. It is good, however, to understand the rationale and methodologies of the perpetrator and his accomplices, both witting and unwitting!i look forward to reading the resumption of the Ginny/Jacqui narrative! Thank you!
Reviewer: RighT3rantZ Signed Date: 2017.10.19 - 03:30PM Title: Interlude: Paperwork
Well then, that was wholly unexpected. Those prisoners under arrest, lock 'em up and throw away the key(sic). Outstanding writing, as always N.
Reviewer: ngayonatkailanman Signed Date: 2017.10.19 - 01:13AM Title: Interlude: Paperwork
PI have to read each report piece by piece. Great job for a boring, routinedmin duty. You do know how to tell a study.... Hats off to you! Now, how about an update to Jackie’s royal next morning headache!
Reviewer: potterfan2008 Signed Date: 2017.10.18 - 07:17PM Title: Interlude: Paperwork
Very interesting! Its great getting so many updates so close together! You have a very clear view of the Ministry and it's inner workings, it makes your stories very easy to follow and very enjoyable. Now that the mystery is wrapping up, I can't wait to see what happens back at home. Explaining away a ghost would be difficult.
Reviewer: rbrt_emmer Signed Date: 2017.10.18 - 02:12PM Title: Interlude: Paperwork
Despite the fact that you interrupt last chapter's huge cliffhanger with paperwork, I actually quite enjoyed this interlude. Your looks into Auror procedure are always fascinating.
Reviewer: freshwater Signed Date: 2017.10.18 - 01:23PM Title: Interlude: Paperwork
Fascinating! I can't wait to see how this information interweaves with the children at Drakeshaugh!
Reviewer: Dad Signed Date: 2017.10.18 - 09:44AM Title: Interlude: Paperwork
Makes a lot of things clear, but still leaves the reader on the edge of the seat from the previous chapter.
Reviewer: mcepl Signed Date: 2017.10.18 - 08:53AM Title: Interlude: Paperwork
Very good, lovely how you can convey drama of the story in the seemingly tasteless police reports.
Reviewer: MollyandArthur Signed Date: 2017.10.18 - 08:24AM Title: Interlude: Paperwork
Brilliant update! I love the way you used the paperwork and interviews to further this story. The dry humor interspersed was a welcome relief from the overall depressing picture being painted.
Reviewer: ykirirn Signed Date: 2017.10.18 - 06:19AM Title: Interlude: Paperwork
God... I just realised that I've been following this story more than a year now! I just want you to congratulate you for the good work and delight us with 2 chapters in 1 month. It keep us on the cliffhanger.
Reviewer: skiutahnum1 Signed Date: 2017.10.18 - 04:57AM Title: Interlude: Paperwork
The one thing everyone hates about dealing with investigations is the paper work.....kutgw
Reviewer: fi103r Signed Date: 2017.10.17 - 08:38PM Title: Interlude: Paperwork
Man this gets deep fast.
Reviewer: Rosina Ferguson Signed Date: 2017.10.17 - 07:40PM Title: Interlude: Paperwork
Oh how this remibds me of the multitude of court docs I used to prepare as a legal secretary. Very convincingly written and easy to follow. I kept transposing an older Harry's face over that of Gibbs from NCIS! Weird but it worked.
Reviewer: lunagranger Signed Date: 2017.10.17 - 06:20PM Title: Interlude: Paperwork
Only you can make us be excited about "boring" paperwork. So that's how the murders happened. Although their reason is still not clear. Mr. Fawley pureblood agenda (his complete despise of muggles) and the killing of the Hume brothers' parents by Greyback must have anything to do with that, but how Pelias became insane and Jason so promptly agreed to help him is not clear. I hope we can learn more about it. Though it doesn't seem much likely to happen through Jaqui's eyes.
Reviewer: ravenclaw_girl101 Signed Date: 2017.10.02 - 12:55AM Title: Out with a Bang
What a great chapter! It’s been a long long time since I started this fic. One day at work I remembered it and came looking for it and it didn’t disappoint, just like the first time I read it. Very lovely as always. Can’t wait for the next one.
Reviewer: Lemonpomtart Signed Date: 2017.09.22 - 07:23AM Title: Out with a Bang
That cliff hanger! I'm excited for whats next!! ^-^
Reviewer: ngayonatkailanman Signed Date: 2017.09.21 - 07:06AM Title: Out with a Bang
An interlude of boring paperwork?Have you gone completely bonkers?Oh Merlin! Now I have to drink a bottle of Merlot! Cannot wait. I will finally sleep considering you nearly gave me and poor Mike and Jacquie a heart attack. Trust Polly!