Various things to do with books (strangely enough)

Allison Marles apm at alumni.uwaterloo.ca
Thu Feb 24 15:08:12 EST 2005


am I the only one on the list who *likes* Spindle's End ?
I love the way it's completely different and yet the same.
I also much prefer Rose Daughter to Beauty.  But then, I read
it first and I suspect that has something to do with it. Beauty
just seems to "simple" to me.

Allison


On Thu, Feb 24, 2005 at 10:28:12AM -0500, deborah wrote:
> On Wed, 23 Feb 2005, Kyla Tornheim wrote:
> |On Wed, 23 Feb 2005, AZS wrote:
> |> I have since bought some more Robin McKinleys on ebay. I got The Blue
> |> Sword which I'm reading right now- it turned out that I'd read it years
> |> ago and forgot- and The Door in the Hedge, and The Hero and the Crown.
> |> Am on the lookout for Beauty. Any more recommendations?
> |
> |Well, those three (Blue Sword, Hero and the Crown, and Beauty) are my
> |must-have/must-rereads. Spindle's End ain't bad, but I only bought it
> |because it was 50 cents. Other people here really like Rose Daughter, but
> |I'm a Beauty girl. And then there's Deerskin, which is way too intense and
> |upsetting for me to reread, but it's well done. It's just...well, it's not
> |like the source material isn't upsetting.
> 
> I love Beauty, Hero, and the Blue Sword; quite like the short story
> collections; am extremely fond of Deerskin in a 'this books gives me the
> screaming heebie jeebies' way; utterly *despise* Rose Daughter; think
> Spindle's End is thousnands of wonderful paragraphs put together to make
> a downright terrible book; and think that I can't rationally assess
> Outlaws if Sherwood because it hits so many of my book-loving kinks, and
> thus I adore it.
> 
> -deborah
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