Pratchett

deborah deborah at suberic.net
Fri Nov 21 09:23:34 EST 2003


On Fri, 21 Nov 2003, Sally Odgers wrote:

|You're a "Folk of the Air" reader too? Can you tell me *why* it isn't better
|than it is? I thought it was great when I first read it, but somehow...
|
|----- Original Message -----
|From: "deborah" <deborah at suberic.net>

|> Hither then, swiftly, for I'm cold, I'm cold.
|> -- _The Folk of the Air_

No, and I'll tell you why.  When I first read it it was a gorgeous
experience for me.  Every moment was like living in a beautiful buzz.
Later I thought of doing a close reading so I could see what was so good
about it, but I had a feeling it wouldn't survive one very well.  So I
rarely reread it, and then only when I'm in the mood to be carried away.
I agree that it seems to have a fantastic layer and a not so good layer,
though.

For rereading, I'll take Giant Bones any day.  Did I mention here that
they're doing a live-action Last Unicorn?  With many of the same actors
as the animated one?

-deborah
--
What does it matter whether we hang,
If we've learned a little wisdom?	-- _Jade_, Sally Watson

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