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Fri Jan 25 02:46:18 EST 2002
--- Rebecca Ganetzky <Rebecca.Ganetzky at oberlin.edu>
> The spoilers are actually for a point in the book
> that _I_ haven't reached
> yet, so, maybe I should avert my face whil I type...
> SPOILER STARTS HERE: Ros said: "and
> has a lovely romance to boot (which flowers in the
> second volume)" I've
> heard that Rhapsody ends up with _Ashe_ (Not that I
> would have anyway of
> knowing this, as I;'ve just hit the first sentence
> where Ashe's name is
> mentioned), and maybe it's just the influence of
> three Achmed-lovers
> before I even read the book, but it makes me very
> mad. I _like_ Achmed;
> is such a perfect romance setup.
I like Achmed. I don't like Rhapsody. So those two
should never be together in my mind. (They are such
total opposites that I can't really see any meeting
ground. Achmed is Mr. Practical. Rhapsody is
idealistic, moral, and a near-saint when it comes to
kids. I would think that she'd drive him batty.) I
liked the first two books, but the third one
disappointed me. I just kept disliking Rhapsody more
and more as the series progressed, and since she's the
star, it made reading drag a bit.
The books are rather fun to read. I like the banter
and there are some laugh-out-loud funny scenes such as
Rhapsody's first meeting with Ashe. But there are
also many scenes that I was uncomfortable with, some
because of their graphic nature, and some because I
simply cannot identify with Rhapsody.
obDWJ: When I was reading the Dalemark series, I was a
bit reminded of _Rhapsody_ because of the time
displacement in _The Crown of Dalemark_
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