"Orion," by Michael Wehunt

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"Orion," by Michael Wehunt

Post by Kenwood on Mon Feb 25, 2013 3:34 am

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.

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Re: "Orion," by Michael Wehunt

Post by marzioli on Fri Mar 29, 2013 8:28 pm

This is classic Wehunt. I've read everything he's had published so far, and none of them fail to evoke a dark and terrifying world, told in exceptional prose. I liked the use of Chopin's Nocturnes and Orion as symbols of Miki's conflicting nature: the prior her safe and sane home life where she's a daughter and a child, the latter her selfish impulses and desire for supremacy over her little brother. I wasn't quite sure if the threat was aliens or dark monstrosities from space, though I suppose its irrelevant. They did their deed for Miki, and the reader, however I chose to interpret them. Overall, a great selection and another win for the Shock Totem library.

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