ottertee at silverwinggraphics.com
Sun Jan 11 19:17:26 EST 2004
I read a Diane Duane and could never bring myself to read another. As
I can remember, I thought she had some good ideas and was unable to
I _do_ like Cat Chess, although I can't remember if she calls it that
On Sunday, January 11, 2004, at 11:37 AM, Robyn Starkey wrote:
>> Dunno. In retrospect, it's not that bad, just that none of the Young
>> Wizards books have lived up the the promise of the first two, in my
>> opinion. I've been downright annoyed by the last two Nita books. So
>> withdraw my "kinda bad" assessment.
> No, don't, because it is an excellent epithet. I find Duane
> particularly irritating because I think she has really good ideas, and
> then executes them poorly, or patchily. So she is "kinda bad". I have
> a strong feeling that she has no ear at all for the English language
> -- an odd problem for a writer. To me, this is exemplified by the
> names she calls her main characters: "Neets" like "nits" and the one
> that I have no idea how to pronounce, but which seems to sound a lot
> like diarrhoea.
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