Introduction

Mary Ann Dimand amaebi at iwon.com
Thu May 4 13:06:52 EDT 2000


Courtney wrote:

> Wow, that's a lot different from me- I know that I read *at
> least* Archer's Goon, Howl's Moving Castle, and Fire and
> Hemlock when I was far too young for them.

Ah, the advantages and disadvantages of my Advanced Age. :D I don't get the
dual experience from DWJ because I was already an adult when I read them.

> (In fact, if anyone's interested, I can tell a rather spine-
> tingling story about the first time I actually made it through
> all of Fire and Hemlock.)

Please do. I love stowies.

> (There were also other, non-DWJ books that I read or tried to
> read much too young- part of me suspects Ivanhoe suffered
> terribly from being read by a naieve 11 or 12-year-old, and
> the rest of me suspects that it can't have been that good
> anyway. :P )

Well, I don't reckon much on it, for what it's worth. But I think that it's
principally that I haven't the zeitgeist for it, the way British folks in
the early 19th century did....

Mary Ann

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