Re Brust, censorship and Millie
Melissa at Proffitt.com
Fri Jun 23 00:08:23 EDT 2000
On Fri, 23 Jun 2000 11:18:49 +0800 (WST), Paul Andinach wrote:
>On Wed, 21 Jun 2000, Ven wrote:
>> I also wonder whether Millie is rather backgrounded because she is
>> a good mother and thats maybe something that Dwj was.............
>> I'm on shaky ground here, I was going to say uneasy with, then I
>> remembered she's a mother herself and realised that if I'm on to
>> something then its more complicated than i thought. Anyone care
>> to comment?
>Perhaps what you mean is that DWJ lacks experience of what a good
>mother looks like from the POV of the person being mothered?
I think this is an excellent assessment. I keep thinking of all the bad
mothers in DWJ, and of how even the good mothers like Catriona (from
Archer's Goon) are kind of distant. And now I think I'll re-read _Eight
Days of Luke_ because I'm working up a theory on the whole mother thing and
I want to look at how David's 'cousin' Astrid fits into this, since she ends
up in the mothering role. Plus I haven't read it for a while.
Why can't there be more authors like DWJ? I feel right now as though I only
want to read books like hers, and there just aren't enough of them. <whine
whine> I keep prowling my shelves imagining that at some point more books
will magically appear. EVERY author whose books I love isn't producing
anything new until November. And Steven Brust is probably in a coma
somewhere laughing at everyone waiting for _The Viscount of Adrilankha_.
Only now I'm getting irrational, so I'm going back to the couch now. But it
sure is nice to be back.
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