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I know this feeling. A lot of times, things fall into place, but holy shit, when I started reading Lebbon's Thief of Broken Toys, or MTMtE or BB? Same thing. Boom.

ARen't those the best books?
Char's Horror Corner 10 months ago
Yes, they are! It's just a little frustrating that I can't find the right words to explain how it made me feel.
Oh, I know! I know that feeling, too. But just saying 'I can't, and this book hits me that hard, in that way,' explains that feeling so well. I can relate to that feeling, perhaps better than I can to a full explanation of why it hit you that way. That's specific to you, after all, but the general 'yes, this, this feeling,' I can get, even if the specifics are different.
Char's Horror Corner 10 months ago
Okay, good. The essence of what I was trying to say came through. :)
Absolutely. And here's the thing: I'm going to use Thief of Broken Toys as an example. I didn't have time to write an immediate review, like I usually do when everything is raw. I ended up writing it later, and it all came out: it was perfect, and encompassed everything I wanted to say. I find it it happens naturally, it usually does end up that way. But if I try to force it too hard, it's a total mess.

If you think about it for a day, and still can't pinpoint the right words? I think it's better to just say exactly what you did: It's honest and the general sense of that awe at how the book connected to you will come through and be extremely powerful.
Char's Horror Corner 10 months ago
You are exactly right, Grim. I finished this book on Friday night, thought about it all day on Saturday and then on Sunday morning, I felt like I had to write SOMETHING. I already knew then that I couldn't find the right words. :)
You really understand where I was coming from with this.