dwj thread on r.a.sf.w - moving back to Spellcoats
hallieod at indigo.ie
Tue Apr 16 07:31:48 EDT 2002
>>> There is a thread entitled The Novels of Diana Wynne Jones happening in
>>> rec.arts.sf.written at the moment.
>>Can it take a while to appear? I've gone to this newsgroup and it isn't
>I found it near the bottom of the page (on the web version). Interesting,
>though not a lot of substantial conversation yet.
It's getting better - I saw it with three messages in the thread
first, and when it was updated next, was all the way up to - wait for
it - four! But this morning there were sixteen or so.
It's interesting how emotional rules reason on reading these things,
isn't it? I *know* these "The Novels of..." threads start off with
purely personal takes on books, and the person who started this one
off is obviously very much a fan, but I still got quite annoyed over
the Dalemark quartet - NO, Drowned Ammet is NOT the weakest! It may
be some (even many?) people's least favourite, but I don't think
"weak" is fair all the same. Yes, I'm still acknowledging my
irrationality on this point. :)
Got me thinking about the series again. I know you're right, Ven,
about not doing the whole series. Not that we couldn't take on that
kind of committment, but that it's a bit much for the person/people
who dislike the whole quartet. I'd only remembered a lot of people
having one clear UNfavourite in the lot. Selfish as it is, I'd still
love for us to do it, I must admit. But I'll have to make do with
Deborah's family tree for now, I guess.
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