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Wings of Desire by Nos4a2no9 (R)

Title: Wings of Desire
Fandom: Due South
Pairing: Ray Kowalski/Benton Fraser
Category: AU, romance, angst
Length: Medium
Warnings: n/a

Author on LJ: nos4a2no9
Website: Out of Water: Fanfiction by Nos4a2no9

Author's Summary: There are angels on the streets of Chicago.

Review:
Certain qualities are a given when reading Nos4a2no9's work: beautiful use of language (the author should give lessons on how to use a minimum number of words to make the most impact) and deep character-driven stories. Here the author takes Wender's classic film "Wings of Desire" and transposes the Due South universe into it, casting Ray Kowalski as an angel intrigued by the comings and goings of humanity and Benton Fraser as a drained Mountie in Chicago. When I read through it the first time I was surprised by the actual word count, because it's the sort of story that's so rich in emotion it feels epic. There really isn't much more I can say about it besides READ. NOW.

Wings of Desire - if you want the whole thing in one go. Personally, I'd recommend reading it part by part, starting here. It's the difference between spreading a fine dining experience over many courses versus having it all laid out for you. Some things are just that much better when you savor them.

Comments

( 4 comments — Leave a comment )
jane_elliot
Jul. 4th, 2008 04:57 pm (UTC)
A DS story I haven't even heard of! You are so awesome:)

(Though, I feel I should note that this story is actually classified as medium, rather than long -- Mei would get on my case if I didn't;)
fredericks
Jul. 6th, 2008 02:59 pm (UTC)
Noted.
green_grrl
Jul. 6th, 2008 02:53 am (UTC)
I absolutely adore this fic! It's gorgeous.
fredericks
Jul. 6th, 2008 02:59 pm (UTC)
When I came across Wings I remember thinking to myself (after "omg, my *heart*") that it'd make a great jump-off point for a Reel challenge. Then I found Nos's fic and I was in heaven.
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