What Feats He Did That Day by Marsh Alien

Author's Description:
Rick Handley writes obituaries for a newspaper. But his dreams are filled with adventure: swordfights, battles, and beautiful women. They also feature a mysterious man in a silver-grey robe who claims to be training him to defend the Earth in single combat. Then his real life takes a sudden turn: government corruption, conflict, and beautiful women. Sometimes it's hard to know whether to stay awake or fall asleep.
Size: 293 KB ( ~ 55,561 words)
Genre: Fantasy
Sex Contents: Some Sex
Tags: Ma/Fa, Consensual, Romantic, Fiction

Review by Andrew Johns   [other reviews by Andrew Johns]

Reviewed: 2008-07-28

In "What Feats He Did That Day", we have the story about a man that finds himself having really incredibly detailed dreams that he initially has trouble explaining. He then starts to move between his reality and these dreams, but to what purpose? Read along to find out.

The sex in the story is not bad, but don't think you are getting a stroke story here. The sex fits into the plot fairly well. I didn't find myself all that aroused from reading this story, but others may get into it.

The plot itself is quite a good read. The author uses some great classics of literature to expand the story of the man's dreams. With the main character's physical issues, the plot itself was handled well.

Technically, the overall quality was very good. There were a few interesting word choices in the first chapter, and a missing period at the end of the second paragraph, but other than those items, I didn't notice anything jumping out at me.

Overall, I think the story is an interesting read. However, I am a reader that likes to find ways to identify with the main characters, and I had a problem doing that with this story.

This isn't due to poor writing, but due to the fact that I would find it nearly impossible to put myself in the main character's "shoes". There are some things I just can't imagine myself dealing with, and this character's physical self is one of those things. And if I can't identify with the main character(s), I generally find myself not enjoying the story as much.

So, while my Appeal to Reviewer score may be 6, it isn't because the author wrote an average story. I think he wrote an above average tale. He was able to keep my attention, even though I wasn't able to identify with the main character. That's an impressive feat.

Plot: 10 | Technical Quality: 9 | Appeal to Reviewer: 6