Jadwiga Zajaczkowa / Jenne Heise jenne at fiedlerfamily.net
Mon Mar 14 22:46:15 EST 2005

Ok, I finally read _Ragwitch_ by Garth Nix. I had originally put off 
reading it because the beginning, etc. made it sound chilling and creepy 
and I have to be in the right mood for that. But I kinda like Nix's 
complex plots and this list seemed to like it, so...

However, I am afraid I was left with the sensation that the plot had 
probably been done much better and possibly much faster by Andre Norton 
in, say, 1972. For Scholastic Books.

There were some interesting ideas, but they seemed to be thumbtacked in 
Standard YA Fantasy Plot #7. It was like reading a modern Regency novel, 
where the real suspense is trying to decide which Heyer plot is being 
ripped off.

I won't get rid of the book, but I don't see it making it onto my 
re-read often list.

-- Jadwiga Zajaczkowa, Knowledge Pika jenne at fiedlerfamily.net 
"Information wants to be a Socialist... not a Communist or a 
Republican." - Karen Schneider

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