Foolish characters

Paul Andinach pandinac at
Tue Sep 12 02:01:08 EDT 2000

On Tue, 12 Sep 2000 kylie.preisig at wrote:

> >From: Paul Andinach [mailto:pandinac at]
> >Sent: Monday, 11 September 2000 21:17
> >To: dwj at
> >Subject: Re: L'Engle - (was: Re: YotG along with other, off topic
> >things.)
> >
> >For instance: The hero, a wizard, has lost his powers at a time when
> >he is under great threat. By a miraculous happenstance, he is able to
> >get his hands on the one thing that can restore his powers.
> >And then he eats it.
> You've got me curious now.  Where is this from?

_Wizard of the Pigeons_, by Megan Lindholm.

I may be being unfair on him, since he is destitute and hungry at that
point, and the thing-that-can-restore-his-powers is edible.

But he's still probably the most annoyingly obtuse character I've
encountered in a fantasy novel.

"Hold fast to the one noble thing."

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