On Mercedes Lackey
Melissa at Proffitt.com
Sat Mar 15 00:38:22 EST 2003
I realize that mileage may vary on the Arrows of the Queen books, or even
the rest of Mercedes Lackey's books, but in reading them as a young teenager
I also felt they were just too much for my innocent self. This makes me
reluctant to recommend them except where I know the kid in question very
well. This is perhaps something to consider, because I know I am likely to
err too much on the side of caution--I apologize for having such a low
opinion of the general intelligence and attention span of young people
today--but the overall "safety" of a recommendation list keeps niggling at
me. Probably because it is rather impersonal, and thus has to appeal to a
very broad range of readers. But I also don't want to get so uptight that I
wouldn't recommend _Sabriel_ because it mentions her discomfort at seeing a
man's penis--that's a silly extreme to go to.
I've forgotten what my point was. Possibly I didn't have one. It's late,
we have a party tomorrow, and I have to go to the store tonight. I would
rather be reading _The Element of Fire_.
The author count stands at 172. When it reaches 200 my head will explode.
If you can't be a good example, then you'll just have to be a horrible warning.
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