What might put someone off DWJ was (none)

Ven ven at vvcrane.fsnet.co.uk
Wed Jun 20 21:54:13 EDT 2001

Nat wrote

> Chrestomanci is not a godlike authority, it seems to me, rather he is 
> more of an irritable, overworked greatuncle. His authority is almost 
> never based on "Do what I say or risk my wrath." This allows him to 
> remain a human character, which visions of real God almost never are.

It's not so much "Risk my wrath" as "Risk my looking at you with 
an extremely pained expression" with Chrestomanci"

"Any reader has the right to say of any text: "But I didn't think it was that good."

Samuel R Delany
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