McKinley

Sally Odgers sodgers at tassie.net.au
Wed Feb 18 19:54:21 EST 2004


> See now, I had the impression that the detail and confusion in that book
> was *deliberate*. I mean, it fit thematically with the plot, and the whole
> idea of confusion of identity in the final magic.

It might have been deliberate... but it's still something you might call
"bad art". That's one reason I deplore the prevalence of First Person
narrative in YA stuff these days. It's often an excuse for flat,
impoverished style.

Sallyo.

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