lmaurice at gezernet.co.il
Mon Nov 1 15:01:01 EST 1999
Oh yes! yes! yes!
Now I know why I like Mr. Darcy so much! It's just a same he doesn't know
he's an enchanter isn't it? Though the thought of what he'd do if he did
realise is terryifying...
At 13:12 31/10/99 -0500, alexandra.bolintineanu at utoronto.ca wrote:
>Yes, Chrestomanci does remind me of Mr. Darcy in several ways. First,
>they look very much alike, though Chrestomanci is a little taller. (Don't
>mind me; I tend to get enormously opinionated about what characters in
>books look like.) Second, they're both highly impressive, awe-inspiring
>gentlemen (and I use that unfortunately over-used word advisedly). Third,
>they do tend to make decisions in a rather high-handed,
>I-know-best-and-needn't-consult-the-people-involved manner (though
>Chrestomancy's job is rather an excuse for that).
>But on the whole I do think Chrestomanci has a livelier sense of the
>absurd, if not of humour, than Mr. Darcy (witness the flamboyant
>peacock-coloured morning coats).
>P.S. Since we're into comparisons: Is it just me, or does Chrestomanci
>occasionally remind one of Peter Wimsey? (Or is it just both gentlemen's
>passion for extravagant morning coats?)
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