Heyer (was Re: Which dwj char are you?)
Melissa at Proffitt.com
Wed Mar 6 00:44:14 EST 2002
On Wed, 6 Mar 2002 11:44:43 +1100, Sally Odgers wrote:
>don't know why. Despite pointed and constant comments from
>> friends, I can't bring myself to want to read Guy Gavriel Kay.
>> No idea why. Just don't wanna.
>I did, once, and didn;t like it. The style was over-ornamented for my taste
>and there was too much yuck.
You know, I feel the same way. Very--I hesitate to say "realistic" because
I think that does realism a disservice; it's like saying that goodness isn't
just as real as violence. But certainly pulls no punches when it comes to
the darker side of human behavior.
I don't mind the style, though. I can't remember--I think I've only read
the Fionavar Tapestry books and _A Song for Arbonne_. I keep getting nudged
by friends to read _Tigana_, but I have a really hard time motivating myself
to do so. Maybe I just won't. I'm probably just getting squeamish in my
old age, but why put myself through something unpleasant for no good reason?
>> At least I know why it's hard to hook them on DWJ -- children's
>> book prejudices. Though I don't know why my SO refuses to read
>I haven't taken the plunge yet because I'm afraid of being hooked on a long
>series and having to spend hours (and 100s of dollars) locating and reading
Sally, if I had the money, I'd loan you mine. :)
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