Robin Hobb (not Hobbs)

Melissa Proffitt Melissa at Proffitt.com
Fri Jun 28 12:51:07 EDT 2002


On Fri, 28 Jun 2002 10:28:08 -0400 (EDT), deborah wrote:

>On Fri, 28 Jun 2002, Kathleen Jennings wrote:
>
>|I don't seem to recall having the same harrowing experience as everyone
>|else. Maybe because I didn't like Fitz as much as the story. I *did* like
>|that little critter bent on revenge.
>
>I found it harrowing, but loved the books.  I found it harrowing
>primarily because I've read all the books as they came out
>(rather than waiting for a complete series)

So did we!  I can remember Jacob calling bookstores when the third one came
out, trying to find one within reasonable driving distance that actually had
it in.  It made everything seem...longer, I suppose.

> an Hobb books tend to
>spend the entire second book and parts of the first and third
>*horribly*.  Everything that can go unjustly, does.  The bad guys
>have universal acclaim for their evil actions.
>
>I get enough of that watching the news, thanks,
>
>It makes her not-quite-fair-enough endings okay me, because at
>least suffering isn't like it was 300 pages ago.

Hehehe, I love that.  That's exactly true.

Melissa Proffitt
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