Mark Haddon (no significant spoillers)

Kyla Tornheim kyla at
Thu Feb 19 09:02:01 EST 2004

On Thu, 19 Feb 2004, Sally Odgers wrote:

> > Have you read _The Sherwood Ring_?
> I have. I liked it better on the second reading than on the first, and would
> probably like it better still it it wasn't overshadowed by TPG.

...and I liked it even better the third time. The first time I was all
"man, it's not mindblowingly gorgeous and beautiful and poignant and...oh,
right, that's not fair, even though her other book is like that." Although
I think the "wait, we're getting *married*?" thing works better in TPG,
because at least there's been a bit of suggestion there, and I think
things were more assumable in Elizabethan England than in 19...50s? 60s?
New York (I think. right? my memory is going, even though I just reread
the book last month).

> Why DID she write only two? Unfair. Unfair.

Utterly unfair. Does anyone have any biographical information on her which
might explain it?

The fault, dear Brutus, is not in our stars,
But in ourselves, that we are underlings.
       --William Shakespeare, "Julius Caesar"
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