mechagodscylla at hotmail.com
Wed Apr 30 14:44:49 EDT 2003
> Is that the way it works? That people have magical potential and
>it only fully expresses itself in Ayewards' pro-magical inertia and is
>hidden by Naywards' anti-magic inertia? That certainly makes sense to
Me too, especially as it provides me with my excuse about why I never was
able to levitate objects, fly or influence the weather. ;)
>I don't even know how one pronounces
>"Magid". Is the g hard or soft? The a short or long? Where is the
>emphasis? "Mah-gid"? "Mah-jid"? "May-gid"? "May-jid"? (that last one
>strikes me as distinctly rum!) Or something truly wild & unforseeable?
>Like "Fanshaw" :-)
I was going to say I tend toward Mah-jid, but I'm very taken, even swept
away, by "Fanshaw."
A book about Zinka - I am thinking that might be an 'adult' book....
It's fascinating to hear that she is one of dwj's real characters. I always
wonder who is. I thought Thurless might be one. I know nothing of this
Burgess fellow so I depend upon others to say whether there is any likeness
beyond a certain resonance of name. Meanwhile, I agree with Anna, I'd like
to at least see one of those winged saucy pictures. Surely they are on the
web somewhere? But I can see the point of anonymity protection, as well.
I read the passage almost at the end where Simon gives Rupert the news of
their marriage - highly ambiguous, I thought it. Part of the fun of the
epistolary form to have moments of unreliable narrator.
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