Connie Willis

Gross Family argross at bigpond.net.au
Sat Mar 31 22:28:09 EST 2001


Alexandra wrote:

> second, my profuse thanks to Becca and to everyone else who recommended
> Connie Willis.  Over the past couple of months, I've read Doomsday
> Book, Lincoln's Dreams, as well as the short story collections Fire Watch
> and Impossible Things, and I've been simply blown away.  I practically
> never cry over books and movies, but her two novels and a good many of her
> stories (especially "Chance", in Impossible Things, and "The Last of the
> Winnebagos") had me in *tears*.  She's so fantastic at creating intensely
> sympathetic characters and intensely sympathizable-with situations, and
> tragedy that leaves one moved and uplifted rather than simply depressed.
> And her sense of humour is *wicked*.  So thank you, thank you, thank you.
> I'm waiting for her next book (May!  May!) on tenterhooks.

So far, the only Willis I've read are _To Say Nothing of the Dog_, and
_Bellwether_, both of which I found clever, witty and wonderful. In fact,
_Bellwether_ is one of the funniest books I've ever read. Thanks to whoever
recommended it.

Ros

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