Large chaotic families

HSchinske at aol.com HSchinske at aol.com
Tue Jan 23 16:25:08 EST 2001


In a message dated 1/22/2001 11:18:41 PM Pacific Standard Time, Ven writes:

> Secondly something I know has been touched on before but I've 
>  forgotten by whom(/who, help!) that DWJ has done large chaotic 
>  families before. I can think of Hathaway's in AG and Will's in DS. 
>  Both of these are peripheral to the text and rather protected from 
>  their own worlds. In DLOD such a family takes centre stage for the 
>  first time.* In fact the plot drags them into the centre of things. I 
>  feel that DWJ has rather idealised such families in the past, its an 
>  innovation for her to show them cracking under pressure.  

Ahem. You're forgetting _The Magicians of Caprona_, which is about TWO large 
families.

Helen Schinske
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