otheng otheng at
Fri May 5 08:25:12 EDT 2000

----- Original Message -----
From: Mary Ann Dimand <amaebi at>

> Yes, I had the same sad experience with the earlier Alan Garners.
> seemed particularly crude on rereading-- and I'd been so dazzled by the
> subterranean sequence!
I think that underground sequence is about the nly bit that stands up to
re-reading - very sad.

 I think The Owl Service still holds up marvelously,
> though. And I like the Stone Book quartet a lot.

I never read that. I struggled with "Red Shift" when I was about 12 and
never went back to him. :-(


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