starting Abhorsen discussion

Paul Andinach pandinac at ucc.gu.uwa.edu.au
Tue Apr 22 10:01:44 EDT 2003


On Tue, 22 Apr 2003, Melissa Proffitt wrote:

> On Mon, 21 Apr 2003 10:02:40 -0600, Robyn Starkey wrote:
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> > The Nick/Lirael thing just ticked me off. Why was it necessary?
> > Why did Nix go to all that trouble to show all those women of
> > the Clayr who were above needing romantic relationships, and
> > then have Lirael (who was supposed to revere them) go all goopy
> > over pathetic Nick?

> Oh, brother.  I said I saw this one coming way too early, and
> because it was in _Lirael_ I really expected it to be the result
> of the two meeting and getting to know each other in the normal
> way.  (Or even, heaven forbid, her nursing him back to
> health--shudder.)  Did Nix really have to resort to pairing them
> off like that?  That was the only disappointing bit of the ending.  
> I could have understood if she didn't follow the Clayr women's
> pattern of being very self-sufficient, given that she felt like
> such an outsider (you know how that usually works, where the
> outsider either breaks all the traditions or becomes the ultimate
> example of the society she's not a part of) but she barely even
> knew Nick.  I wanted to believe in it, but it felt like too much
> closure.

I've read _Lirael_ and _Abhorsen_ quite recently, and I still have no
idea what the two of you are on about...


Paul
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"Hold fast to the one noble thing."


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