Margaret Mahy (OT)
neilward at dircon.co.uk
Mon May 14 09:40:25 EDT 2001
> I'm afraid I don't put Mahy in the same league as Jones at all. At the
> I finally got around to reading The Changeover; I enjoyed it well enough,
> got a strong feeling of What's all the fuss about?
Hmmm - obviously some mixed feelings on this book. I was just thinking that
I should check out Margaret Mahy, but now I'm not so sure that's the one to
I first heard of Mahy, indirectly, through Harry Potter (ahem: as usual, I
manage to bring Harry Potter into these discussions). One of the major
Harry Potter fanfics - The Paradigm of Uncertainty, by Lori Summers -
features a character called Laura Chant, who is lifted, back story and all,
from The Changeover. I recall asking Lori if she was a DWJ fan when I saw
the name Chant, and she said that Laura was based on the Margaret Mahy
character. At the time, my interest was fired, but I forgot to check out
Back to DWJ, I finished Archer's Goon recently and I'm now reading Eight
Days of Luke. At the moment, I can't get enough DWJ, so I'm just finishing
one and picking up the next. I don't know what I'll do when I run out...
start on Margaret Mahy, perhaps?
Can anyone comment on Neil Gaiman's books? I've heard that he's good and he
gets name-checked by many rated fantasy authors, but I haven't looked into
his work at all. I noticed that Hexwood is dedicated to him.
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