didnt grab me straight away

No One Earth - Jennifer Loring
Independent reviewer for Archaeolibrarian, I was gifted my copy of this book. Jon is suffering, drinking himself into oblivion dealing with the loss of Daniel, a year ago. His sister tells him of an old story of their people, that of the Handsome Fellow and Jon's interest in life is again budding. Erukkass lost HIS partner a year ago, and he has been searching for Jon ever since. But Erukkass came a long way, through many different worlds and times. Will Jon accept him, and their story?? This is only short, and a short book HAS to grab you straight away, or its over before its begun. Or, usually, I'd say that. Because this did NOT grab me straight away! Nope, it kinda crept up on me, and it just went boom, round about half way! And I really enjoyed it from that point. I didn't dislike it before then, not at all, it just seemed a much more enjoyable read after about half way. You don't get all of Erukkass' story immediately, it comes at you in little snippets and takes time for it all to become clear. For a 62 page book, that took some doing, let me tell ya, and I loved that! I loved that Jon is less than accepting of Erukkass in the beginning, but that he warmed to the idea. Loved the little things Erukkass said to remind him of Daniel. Loved that Jon fought his feelings for Erukkass in the memory of Daniel. Again, only short. First I can see that I've read of this author, and I'd like to read more, maybe a longer book. (I say that a lot, don't I??) Because shorts really need to grab and not let go, and this one didn't quite do that... 4 stars **same worded review will appear elsewhere**