vierran at saunalahti.fi
Sat Sep 1 10:05:14 EDT 2001
on 1.9.2001 16:04, Neil Ward at neilward at dircon.co.uk wrote:
> I have read "The Wild Swans" and absolutely adored it. The only reason I
> didn't mention it in my previous post was that it sits rather on the
> outskirts of the fantasy genre. It's nothing like her first book, but it
> made me cry and left me feeling stunned. The story alternates and
> intermixes between a reworking of the fable about Elisa and her eleven
> 'swan' brothers and the story of Elias, a young, gay man coping with coming
> out and the first appearances of HIV/AIDS. It sounds like it shouldn't
> work, but it does. I'd love to know what you think of it.
Ok, I'll report on it after I've read it, but it might take some while.
> Incidentally, Peg is currently in the midst of writing her third book, which
> is due to be set in the same universe as "Emerald House Rising".
Sounds great! I really liked the world and characters in that book.
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