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Reviews for: Sleepless Nights
Review(s): 4

Reviewer: Reader 2Date: 2005-10-11
Reviewid: 134254Chapter: 1
A bit short

Reviewer: Morag CamshronDate: 2005-06-06
Reviewid: 123392Chapter: 1
Your portrayal of Vernon and Petunia was very in character, Vernon trying to rationalise away what Petunia said about Lily being a ‘witch’, and Petunia bitterly thinking about how unfair life is (having a freakish sister who has everything). Good writing!

- Morag Camshron

Reviewer: Sana JonDate: 2005-05-30
Reviewid: 123093Chapter: 1
Ohhh, I am continuing to love this! I can't believe how long it's been since I last read your first sequence to this tickling story of yours!! :) Soooo long, very glad that you updated! Put a smile on my face to rediscover this tale...

Oh, your characterizations of the Dursleys (well, Dursley and Evans, hm?) are just straight on. I really love the "Grunt... Groan... Shirt covers" stuff, very original, makes it come alive. I too love writing down my characters' musings and early-morning voices that make them think they're going mad... Always fun! Mulling things over, it's almost as if you're them!

Okay, so now I'm rambling. I'll just say s'more stuff. I think that one of the reasons I enjoy your story so much is that one rarely gets to see what goes on inside either of their heads. Sure, you'll see ones of Aunt Petunia and her usual jealousy (or cleverly-hidden guilt/sorrow) when Harry comes to her doorstep all of the sudden and she finds out her sister is dead, but hardly do we ever enter Vernon's mind. That is really quite a special talent, and you actually almost make him seem human... at least, much more human than in the books (with absolutely no offense meant to J.K. Rowling whatsover).

So, hope to see more of this later! :D Just fantastic so far! I might want to note that there are a couple of spelling and grammatical errors hidden in this, but that's pretty much all. Bye-o! ;)

Reviewer: LorieDate: 2005-05-28
Reviewid: 122938Chapter: 1
I like the way your Petunia thinks through her dilemma. Her acknowledgement of her existence as "humdrum", what she values most in a man, her craving for a normal life: all of these, and other aspects, you worked through very well. Her priorites are clear by the end, after you have had her think it all out. I liked Vernon's part, too, of course, but Petunia's part struck me more, for some reason. Anyway, very enjoyable and well done!

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