tad williams (was Re: : fantasy monarchies)

Michelle Thomas michellet at thecreativepartnership.co.uk
Fri Feb 7 07:08:57 EST 2003


On 7/2/03 12:03 pm, "Rowland, Jennifer A B"
<jennifer.rowland at imperial.ac.uk> wrote:

> Hallie wrote:
>> I recently read _Lirael_ and was very
>> disappointed in it, after _Sabriel_.  One of my reasons was that I
>> felt it desperately needed a good cutting, and would have been much
>> better a couple of hundred pages shorter.
> 
> Yes, he could have taken all that boring stuff with the Dead out and had
> more of her being a librarian.
> I'm mostly joking, but I suspect I wouldn't have liked it as well if it only
> contained enough words to directly drive the plot; atmosphere and background
> are often what make me like books enough to reread them.
> Jennifer

There's another however many pages of Abhorsen to go! The thing I liked best
about Lirael was the character of the Disreputable Dog - a talking dog was
my ultimate childhood fantasy.

Michelle

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