The Lightcatcher by Jackie S Falcon
Synopsis: A girl with a strange
secret. A boy who has something she wants most of all. A lightcatcher, a
starwatcher,… a nicklegrinder, and thief. Sentinel balloons reaching high
up into the clouds. Books on aerial navigation, a rusty bicycle without brakes,
and a bottle of raspberry pop.
*Note: This is a novel-in-progress and a
My rating: 5 out of 5 stars
I have got to say, this must be the best novel-in-progress I have ever read. One of the best pieces of writing I have ever read, novel-in-progress or no. I don't usually review novels-in-progresses, but I am so glad I did for this one.
Finley Devon, or 'Fin' is the main character of the story. She's an artist seeking a freedom only the sky can grant her. In Lightcatcher she attempts to pursue that freedom, meeting lots of bumps in the road as she goes. With a big family that most don't like, Fin is definitely at odds with her dreams as high as the clouds in the sky.
The first chapter in this story is done as a poem, which certainly caught my eye as different. Nowadays prologue's and un-thought thoughts are spilled onto the first few pages of a novel. A poem is different. A poem is unique. It has been done before, but rarely does it fit the writing and the idea.
You will notice right away that the writing style is different in this than in most books. It's not just an ordinary pile of thoughts that you have to work through. For this, there is a sky and earth and air and everything fits. It's not a jumbled mess; it's a masterpiece in the making.
Anyone who turns there noses up at unpublished writers better take another look and check this out. Anyone who can read should take a look. You have no idea what genius you're missing. Sadly, this book is not yet completed. But I still recommend on reading it.
Overall, I thought it was a lovely book, just as good, if not better, than anything that I have read before. I will continue to follow along as Jackie updates her book and finishes.
Check it out at http://figment.com/books/449985-The-Lightcatcher