The Odd Bureau Part 4 – Forgotten Folios Society
Part 4 of “The Odd Bureau” arrived in my mailbox recently, and I could hardly wait before opening it and digging in to the story that’s been set up in the first three parts. The Forgotten Folios Society sends one part of the story every month, but I think a month might be too long. I’ve been reading the letters almost as soon as they arrive in my mailbox, but this time I found I had forgotten what happened in the last section I read.
The narrative continued, following Jeeves (Bartholomew) and Izzy as they continue their investigation. This section ended with a cliffhanger, once again, that will keep me checking my mailbox often for the next part. I may have to start re-reading the previous sections before reading the new ones though, because as I read this section I couldn’t recall what had happened previously.
In the last review, I touched on the authenticity of the story and the materials used. In this section, I thought some of the language used by the characters was more modern than the story is meant to be. There was also more swearing than I thought was necessary—I’m not against swears in stories when it can elicit an emotion other words just can’t seem to, but I thought it was overdone this time.
Ellen is a freelance fiction editor, book reviewer, research assistant for Simon Fraser University, marketing coordinator for WCSFA, and member volunteer for Editors’ Association of Canada. As of September 2017, she will also be a master’s student of publishing at SFU. You can contact her via ellenmichelle.com for any editing queries and at firstname.lastname@example.org for book review queries.