What to read? was Re: DWJ's answers: Harry Potter
vierran at saunalahti.fi
Mon Sep 3 13:24:09 EDT 2001
on 1.9.2001 22:17, Melissa Proffitt at Melissa at Proffitt.com wrote:
On Sean Stewart:
> I've read _Mockingbird_ and was VERY impressed. I kept forgetting the
> author wasn't a woman. What a compelling book!
Do read some of his other works as well! He's a really good writer and as a
bonus, all his books are standalones and not part of some trilogy or other.
_Passion Play_ was the first book I read by him (and the first he wrote) and
it really impressed me. After that I've bought all his books (well I don't
have Galveston yet, but soon...).
On Bujold's _Curse of Chalion_
> Yes, she sold two of them to Eos. All the way through _Chalion_ I kept
> waiting for the other shoe to drop, because I knew she'd sold two of them,
> and assumed incorrectly that it meant she'd sold a two-volume novel. It was
> such a relief to get to the end and realize that the story actually wrapped
> up, because the way it was going I didn't think I could stand it if I had to
> wait a couple of years for the sequel. I'm also wondering just what she has
> left to write about. I'm sure the world can support other stories, but I
> can't imagine what they are.
Yes, it would have been horrible if that book had ended in a cliffhanger. I
think she's almost finished (or at least written quite a lot on) the next
Miles book, and will start on the second "Chalion" book afterwards.
> Maybe I *should* start buying these when I find them. Every book store I go
> to seems to have at least one of these on the shelf. Now, finding the
> sequels--THAT'S hard work.
It's a bit harder to find good old fantasy here, because there isn't that
much of it in circulation and naturally most people don't want to part with
their own copies.
> Isn't it fun to be addicted?! Jacob and I started watching in season FOUR.
> The FX channel here in the US bought the rights to the reruns years ago, and
> it's finally time for them to air. I can't wait.
I started watching it when the first season aired here, but watched it
sporadically. I wasn't really hooked until Season 2 and now I'm totally
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