Tattered Souls Reviews « Farolight Publishing
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Armed with steroids, powerful antibiotics and painkillers, he embarked on the second half of the race, exhausted but determined. The painkillers, however, were morphine-based and soon he was experiencing hallucinations.
Another time I had a fantasy that I was married to Pamela Anderson to get Canadian citizenship and save her from the rest of mankind. He stopped the medication and struggled on without the morphine's seductive assistance. The second half of the race placed new strains on bodies and minds. Earlier they had to battle over fields of sastrugi — two-feet-high dunes of ice. Toiling up each one caused the blisters on their feet; descending with their lb sledges plunging after them painfully jarred their hips.
On the 9,ft-high Antarctic plateau there were fewer sastrugi but the new problem was light soft snow on which it was hard to glide. They put high-friction skins under their skis to gain more grip but the effort of moving strained their knees.
They took it in turns to lead, in two-hour bursts. Whoever led had to navigate as well as ski, checking instruments constantly: In the tail of the team, they could switch off their minds. Fogle, whose iPod wasn't working, had only his own thoughts to occupy him. In the thin air at high altitude it took two hours to boil litres for each of them.
Their bodies needed litres: After leaving the mid-race checkpoint they never saw the Norwegians again.
Unaware that their rivals were extending their lead with almost every day, they believed they might still win. Cracknell urged his team-mates to rest less and less. In their final push for the Pole they skied non-stop for 27 hours. Inevitably, under such pressure, they quarrelled. The worst row occurred in that final push when they were all exhausted and consumed by their individual worries — Fogle's frostbitten nose to which he clamped a hand warmer for fear it would drop offCoats's bowels and Cracknell's feet.
Cracknell takes responsibility for the spat. When you have been skiing for 26 hours you become intolerant and want things done your way.
Sir David Frost: master of seamless transition - Telegraph
We were all whingeing about one thing or another and I made comments that I wouldn't have made if I hadn't been so tired. Inwhen they rowed the Atlantic naked to avoid clothes chafing they arrived exhausted, emaciated and covered in boils.
But this, both say, was far harder. On those days when the wind chilled them to the bone and visibility was almost nil, Antarctica was not a place anyone would wish to be. But on good days they say it was extraordinary and inspiring. We felt we were in a magical land which no one else has ever seen. In a team of just seven, including his father Kevin, Matt Gaskell, 18, made the mile journey without the help of dogs, helicopters, kites or skidoos.
Bit by bit, he constructs a dark fringe of society, small but terrifying, and for the most part very believable. Kudos to Wallace for an excellent story-gripping, well-written, and with a vision that we might actually have fair cause to fear. In his last few hours, he gains the company of Unkaya, an ancient goddess. Alas, the story meanders aimlessly. The threads never really connect, each seemingly independent of the others and not going anywhere, and no real story emerges from the mixture.
The opening does this admirably: Charles is introduced as a worker at a laundry. His feelings of revulsion at the filth he needs to work with segue into fascination with the beauty and purity of a small child. Look how crazy he is! The events that follow force our protagonist to confront his ex-wife, his faith, his hopes, and his view of the world, leading to a conclusion this reader found darkly satisfying.
But there are also sections which feel somewhat slack, detached, or unclear. It manages to be intriguing and largely unpredictable-no mean feat, in the short fiction arena. It kind of takes away from his character. Same reason nobody wanted a young Han Solo to appear in the prequel trilogy. Ah well, it always comes down to execution. Also, what does Peter Wild being Snow White have anything to do with feminism?
So what if the male character ends up being a female character? So not sure why that was brought up. I do think the biggest takeaway from this was writing a spec made to sell at the right time.
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Disney is pushing out live-action retellings of classic fairytales like its no tomorrow. To not take advantage of them to sell a script seems like a wayward approach. CCM30 A classic example of modern American film-making. And even better news: Bob Gale himself is helping to write it! Eliot This is less like Disney turning one of their cartoons into live action and more like a goofy twist on a fairy tale like Enchanted was.
It was also produced by The Jim Henson Company. It was a fun mix puppetry and improv. Randall Alexander Anyone wanna help me out? I mainly want to see if these first 15 pages keep you interested enough, without knowing a Logline, as a lot of comments that I read in here tell that after 10 pages, most of you bail on a lot of AOW submissions.Meet me Halfway (sphinx cover)
Just took me a bit to go through it and right my thoughts down. Hope this feedback helps!: What is above the cargo ship? Try to be a little clearer with this opening. In relation to what? What kind of area is this? Have us feel it. They strap it down hard. The canvas struggles against the wind. No real tension or action or really much substance at all. Lance this line like the tumor it is.
Also, how old are these guys?