MacAvoy and Cooper

PREISIG, Kylie Kylie.Preisig at
Thu Dec 2 18:26:37 EST 1999

> -----Original Message-----
> From: pburch at [mailto:pburch at]
> Sent: Friday, 3 December 1999 8:51
> To: dwj at
> Subject: Re: MacAvoy
> > Tea With the Black Dragon is good, but has anyone read 
> Susan Cooper? Her =
> > "Dark is Rising" series is fantastic 
> I read only one volume of this series - only the first few chapters - 
> and could not even finish it because it was so tiresome, so 
> portentious,
> above all so humorless...surely I must have picked the worst one of 
> the whole series if anyone can say anything so glowing about it!

I loved the series when I was a kid, and I think _The Dark is Rising_ is the
best book.  I could never understand why the last book won the Carnegie
Medal, when _The Dark is Rising_ is by far the best in the series!

But I tried to go back and read the whole series a few years ago, and didn't
get further than _Greenwitch_.  I still liked _The Dark is Rising_ best, but
couldn't get into the rest anymore.

Perhaps I try again in a few more years.

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