The Best 90-minute Disaster Movie I Have Ever Read
This story is -fantastic-. I have a LOT of good to say about it, so I'll try and get this review at least somewhat organized as I go.
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I'm going to start with the only real critique I have, which is that this could still use a bit of editing. I spotted a few typos, several unnecessary commas, and a few places where the writing could have been done a little tighter. You know, the usual stuff one runs into when not literally paying a professional editor to help comb through a story.
Otherwise, it's very clear the author has put time into editing their work and polishing this story. The narrative is beautiful and visually flows very well! I've -watched- many Disaster Movies but read very few books of the same genre, so I've never seen such grand, sweeping, visually impressive shots of sheer -destruction- be written so compellingly and clearly.
The pacing was nice and fast, with something new and interesting happening around every corner. It never felt too rushed and no moment felt unnecessarily or like padded filler. The author did an incredible job making every word count.
The characters are fun. I wouldn't say we delve deeply into any of them, and I would not consider this a character-driven story. What I DO say is that the author touched just far enough into some common character tropes that, with just a few words, I was able to infer everything I needed to know about characters, their personalities, their drives, and their motivations, while at the same time they were not pushed -too deep- into tropes to make them dislikable or too unbelievable. The main character may have been someone I'd never want to hang out with in real life, but I didn't have a problem with following her around and relating through her experiences, either. I never felt 'trapped' with any one of them.
The dialogue was funny, mostly flowed naturally, and I constantly wanted to share quips of it with my roommate. It felt perfect for this genre of story and really added to every scene.
Absolutely check this story out, it is *so good!* And a true Must Read for any fan of the Natural Disasters genre! This was an easy read to binge and if you've got a few hours to spare, absolutely spend them here! (Bonus points if you read it on a cold, stormy, windy winter day)