amgraham at cygnus.uwa.edu.au
Sat May 10 08:46:26 EDT 2003
> I noticed a definite trend and thought I ought to ease off a
> little on DWJ (TMC not improved by reading it so close to
> DS). Actually, I can't get hold of any more right now, but
> still thought I ought to diversify. I was going to read the
> Rise and Fall of Modern Medicine, but left it at home and so
> read Homecoming and Dicey's Song (Voigt) in one night and
> realised Dicey's grandmother reminds me a lot of Polly's in
> F&H. Not in appearance or background, but in approach to
> other people.
There are more books about Dicey, her family and friends.
I like Solitary Blue and Come a Stranger (is that the right title?).
> Jennifer wrote:
> > Eight Skilled Gentlemen, Barry Hughart
> > A magical China that never was. Master Li and Number Ten Ox
> > investigate a murder and find that magical bird-cages and
> demons are
> > involved. Not as funny as Bridge of Birds, but very good.
I found it much nastier/scarier than Bridge of Birds.
I liked Plum Rain Scroll, and also the followup book, The Dragon Stone.
A quick search on the web tells me that there is a third book, "The
As I'm not a fan of Lloyd Alexander, I can't comment on their likeness
to The Book of Three.
Certainly, the second book seemed more a replay of the first.
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