sadly ignorant

Otter Perry 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 
far as
I can remember, I thought she had some good ideas and was unable to 
bring
them off.

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 
>> I
>> 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.
>
> Robyn

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