Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Fanfiction rec: "Harry Potter and the White Van Man" by queenoftherandomoneandonly, Harry/Dudley, rated T, incomplete

The following review was originally posted in my author's notes of Chapter 18 of my fic "Coming to Term":

"Harry Potter and the White Van Man" by queenoftherandomoneandonly, rated T for language and mild violence, Harry/Dudley, friendship/humor, incomplete, 5 chapters posted, listed under my favorites.

I've been following this fic since the first chapter was posted a month or so ago, and I've thoroughly enjoyed it so far. It's based on the premise of what would happen if Harry and Dudley met again by happenstance in their adult life and proceeded to form an unlikely friendship.

While the writing itself isn't just stellar (but then, considering that the author is only seventeen, the writing is comparatively very good), it is, nevertheless, clean and easy to read with minimal technical errors—that is, if you don't count the fact that the author consistently punctuates her dialogue incorrectly, which is a major fanfic pet peeve of mine. Ordinarily, that would irritate me enough to propel me to drop the fic, but I'm enjoying the story so much that I'm actually managing to ignore it.

Anyway, for the most part the story is lighthearted and humorous, but the most recent update (where Vernon and Petunia were brought into the mix, combined with an angry, pregnant Ginny) was quite dramatic/angsty—not that I'm complaining, since I love me some angst. In short, it's well worth a read!

Happy reading, writing, & reviewing!


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