Reviews For Burning

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Reviewer: Leah (Signed)
01 Oct 2005 4:34 am
Wow. That was fabulously dark, angry and chilling. Wild.
Reviewer: Emel Raines (Anonymous)
30 Sep 2005 7:07 pm
An awesome story and well thought out. Poor Kavanaugh. The use of Montag was great, he's a little off his nut as well. I wonder why it was him that Kavanaugh conjered up in his mind, considering Kavanaugh's about rules and Montag ended up breaking a shitload. Just one point, not on you... on Kavanaugh... And he didn't fucking even recognize the NAME?! That name's been burned into my brain for YEARS since I read the book!

Author's Response: I'm pleased you appreciated it! Anyway, in my imagination, Kavanagh read the book a long time ago, and remembers it only on a subconscious level, which is why not only does he conjure Montag in his mind, he also doesn't recognize the source. He only remembers the connotation with fire. Also, I was thinking not of rules, but of respect for knowledge. Kavanagh ostensibly is seeking and trying to protect knowledge, but he's really just interested in his own welfare and position. Montag begins by thinking of himself, but realizes that books contain knowledge which is more important than he or his way of life is. I see it as one force giving way to another, as Kavanagh's subconscious realizes that he is defeating the knowledge-purpose of Atlantis, and it works to sabotage him.
Reviewer: Silverthreads (Anonymous)
28 Sep 2005 1:11 am
Eerie; good.
Reviewer: Nymeria (Signed)
27 Sep 2005 11:51 pm
This is probably the most interesting crssover pairing i've ever seen. It makes more sense that it turned out montag was in his imagination. What inspired you to crossover atlantis and farenheight 451?

Author's Response: This was actually a challenge response for the "ithurtsmybrain" livejournal community, which regularly posts a list of randomly generated crossover pairings. For some reason this one jumped out at me; I was inspired by Montag's change of heart, from destroying knowledge to wanting to preserve it even at the cost of his life, as contrasted with Kavanagh's (apparent) attitude of knowledge being less important than his ego. I had recently read a "Beautiful Mind" fic and the whole idea of Kavanagh being on the edge of sanity just flowed out from that. Thanks very much for your comment!