Reviewed: 2006-06-27 - (Review Updated: 2006-06-27)
Private Lessons by AutumnWriter is the first story of his I've read; it will not be the last.
Possibly the most passionate, intense, delightful story I've ever read. A delicious arc, a patient narrative, an unerring pathway to the end.
Not a single misstep in the telling. No twists or fillips that distracted from the story. Every detail accumulated to sweep us on toward the climax, and then to the resolution.
The ending, always a most difficult part to craft, was perfect. A gentle, mysterious finale to a gentle, powerful tale.
Marketing and sales people constantly remind themselves to "sell the sizzle, not the steak." AutumnWriter has given us the sizzle, and then given us the steak.
Wonderful writing, excellent vocabulary, consistent pacing, edited and proofread well.
Beautiful. And hot.