Beastly Manipulations--Was Beauty w/ spoilers
emcmullin at kl.com
Thu Jan 20 10:54:38 EST 2000
"What is more, While I do not know Ms. McKinley's present age, I
think we can all safely suppose that she was a good deal younger in 1978."
<G> O my banana seat, red, white & blue bicycle. Ou est les banana
seats de hier? (did I put the right article in? Never mind, just be glad I
only massacre french in print and you don't have to hear me ;)
Almost completely unrelated - someone said last week that the
earlier dwj's are recognizably set in the 70's and I meant to pop up and
agree with that. So many good things are said on this list by everyone, a
lot gets away from me.
"(and most of the conventional proclaimations of traditional romance
are HIGHLY manipulative)"
hear hear. Another completely unrelated, almost, thing. Last night
the Eurythmics were on A&E doing a live call-in concert (neat idea). Anyway
they have a new song called something like "Feels like I'm 17 Again" and it
treats of youthful illusions from the perspective of an older person having
had all those illusions ripped away. I liked it... and it's sorta relevant.
"Civilization is doomed and we might just as well start burning the
> libraries now..."
"and save ourselves the hassle later. Or at least stow the book
> in the locked case along with The Catcher in the Rye and Huckleberry
I volunteer to start memorizing Pride & Prejudice, Charmed Life and
Drowned Ammet. Another unrelated comment - I really liked Name of the Rose
by Eco for the drama of threatened books.
Well, I haven't read this book or the other, so I'll stop now.
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