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White Rabbit, by Dargelos 
8th-Jul-2005 11:06 am
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Title: White Rabbit
Author: Dargelos
Public: NC-17
Genre: Alternate Universe, Angst, Novel
Warning: Sex, Drugs and Rock'n Roll
Also Pairings: Methos/Kronos

Summary: Five Immortals get together in the late sixties, and form a band, the Old Dead Guys. The story is a scattershot collection of reminiscence, present day, and articles that hint around everything that might have happened.


Review:

Settings ==> I can't seem to find words to describe how well it is done. The story is composed of two perspectives, one is the set of articles that are written as journal entries relating the events of the band live tour, and the other is the reunion decades later of the members in contemporaneus time. This alternate universe has such a strong presence, it isn't only a background, it is part, no it is the real hero of this epic story of a peculiar genre. It's as if you were back in the sixties, in an extreme rock band live tour, and this, mixed with the concept of Immortals.

Characters ==> First, Duncan and Methos are canon enough or fanon enough. Anyway it isn't about them, it is about ODG (old dead guy) and their clique. All of them are OC (original character) except for First Man and Chaos aka Methos and Kronos. And all of them are great, fabulous, extraordinary characterized. Their connection with the music is also something to see. The take on Kronos mystic role can appear a bit hard to buy but only keep in mind it is an AU. Now there's so much to tell about all the characters... But it's up to you to discover it by yourself.

Plot ==> It is a Slice of Life kind of story. We see the life and death of the ODG band. That doesn't mean there's no skeleton and threads and secondary arcs that are led and solved. In fact it is a multi-layers story, complex, slightly chaotic, highly passionate...

Style ==> The writing and style serve greatly the plot. It's emotional, sensitive, acute, precise, flowered, intense when it comes to the articles. The contemporaneus time favors dialogues and people interactions so it is more linear and expected, nothing bad just a bit plain compared to the rest. Both perspectives mix well and the overwhole impression is quite neat.

Interest ==> Interesting without hesitation, the many rock references, the unique atmosphere gives you the sensation you are diving into stranger seas, tulmuteous water that takes you away. The Soap aspect of the story might bore you but it isn't long enough to have disastrous effect on your interest.

In Conclusion ==> It's probably not the better D/M story but it's really a unique and extraordinary experience you need to read.

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