WHERE THE HELL IS AMY? Sept 9, 2019 18:39:16 GMT
Post by rockefeller on Sept 9, 2019 18:39:16 GMT
The thing Rocks, who's more garden variety anhedonic than bipolar, liked best about this WTF is Amy cap was the description of her "betweens." Easy to relate, why he's probably never going to finish his current work in progress, and why, if there's anything to reincarnation he's going to do everything in his power to avoid coming back, especially as a human.
The thing he perhaps liked next most about it was how flawless it was grammatically. Never once did Rocks trip over a typo or have to re-parse to make sense of something.
What Rocks did not like, though, was the ending. What the fuck? Dude (assuming that is your PGP), you can't let some great hook of a mystery carry an entire piece, and then not deliver even a modicum of a resolution or explanation or theory, or anything. Well... you can, and did. But you oughtn't! Bad VC. It renders the entire narrative pointless. In fairness, the title should've been a clue. But a question, unless rhetorical or satirical (which this title's isn't), is not an answer.
What Rocks disliked less was how haphazardly backstory is filled in. Like first we're informed of Amy's "betweens." Then of her bipolar condition. Later of Collin's job as a sheriff's deputy. Then that he's been suspended. Then, at some irrelevantly character developing length, why. It reads, to the Rockster's cerumen-filled ear like contriviance, almost dissembling.
Also, and even though the plot, such as it is, might have required it, the POV's toggling between Collin's and Amy's distracted a little. I.e., did not read quite deliberate or purposeful.
Finally, Rocks was surprised to see 2/3 of the way (10 pages) in that it's set in Arkansas, where he'd always kind of assumed, rightly or wrongly, that everyone was an illiterate, inbred, evangelical, jingoistic, Trump-loving retard. Rocks had been thinking somewhere northeast of Illinois, maybe Canada, maybe even the UK. The vernacular is that proper. No. Innit?