Ogre (was Re: TotG (was Re: Introductions))

jenne at fiedlerfamily.net jenne at fiedlerfamily.net
Tue Jun 24 08:31:17 EDT 2003


> As I understand it, that was one of the ones that got Edited.  In her
> original idea of the book I think the children did actually cause his
> death, and were left at the end with the need to cope with having done
> something so appalling (and which they hadn't seriously expected to
> achieve, or thought through beforehand).  This was too dark and nasty and
> wouldn't have been publishable at the time, so it was amended to a happy
> ending, which might explain why for you as for me his conversion to a
> smiling good-guy who had Meant Well all along doesn't ring entirely true.

Oddly enough, I sort of liked the ending to that. Says something about my
upbringing or something.

-- Pani Jadwiga Zajaczkowa, Knowledge Pika   jenne at fiedlerfamily.net
"What don't die can't live. What don't live can't change. What don't
change can't learn." -- Terry Pratchett, _Lords and Ladies_

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