What I've read lately

Jon Noble jon_p_noble at yahoo.com
Fri Jan 31 07:34:03 EST 2003


--- Gili Bar-Hillel <abhillel at hotmail.com> wrote:
> >Other goodies - Gregory Maguire's "Wicked" and
> >"Confessions of an ugly stepsister" (which is
> another
> >cinderella story  for that thread).
> 
> I never managed to finish "Confessions of an Ugly
> Stepsister". I think there 
> is something about Maguire's style that puts me off.
> I find his prose to be 
> topheavy, if that makes any sense, and there was
> something plodding and 
> whiney about both these books that I simply did not
> enjoy. This despite the 
> fact that I recognize how clever and knowledgeable
> he is, and I very much 
> enjoyed reading an essay of Maguire's on children's
> literature, to the point 
> that I truly wanted to like his fiction. I just
> don't, based on these two 
> examples. I wonder if I would enjoy his books for
> younger readers better.

I quite liked "Stepsister" and loved "Wicked", my
wife's reactions were the other way round. I think I
know what you meen by "Topheavy" but I quite like
that.
Jon


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