Robyn Starkey rohina at
Thu Feb 19 17:17:30 EST 2004

>It might have been deliberate... but it's still something you might call
>"bad art".

Well, maybe not me, personally. Again, I make the point that a lot of 
literary fiction does much more impenetrable things with descriptive prose. 
I don't see McKinley being a worse writer than any of those literary first 
novellists who get reviewed in the NY Times. In fact, she's much better 
than some of them. I was making a point about writing in a genre and the 
kind of expectations that creates. I think Patricia McKillip gets similar 

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