"First Light," by Les Berkley

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"First Light," by Les Berkley

Post by Kenwood on Wed Jul 29, 2009 5:41 pm

Anyone wishing to add some thoughts about this particular story and/or author, feel free to do so here. Praise and criticism is encouraged equally, but please keep the latter on the constructive side.

BEWARE OF SPOILERS!

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Re: "First Light," by Les Berkley

Post by kurtnewton on Sun Aug 02, 2009 1:47 pm

Wow. I didn't think I was going to like this one, but like the subtle way in which it is told, this story kind of crept on me. I liked the whole odd mix of old western language with ghostly horror and contemporary technology -- which lent a strange post-apocalyptic feel to it. Hard to classify but interesting. Beautifully written.


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Re: "First Light," by Les Berkley

Post by Kenwood on Sun Aug 02, 2009 2:01 pm

This one is all about style. That's what sets it apart. A good story, sure, but in a different setting it would read very flat and typical.

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Re: "First Light," by Les Berkley

Post by scottmitchell74 on Tue Aug 04, 2009 12:07 am

I liked it. Not a whacked-over-the-head like, but a sneaky like. I like how it ended. That caught me off guard.

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Re: "First Light," by Les Berkley

Post by kmorg on Tue Aug 04, 2009 2:38 pm

I loved this one too. Very vividly written, and for me it was a different take on a ghost story.

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