[DWJ] Titles (was London Meet)
Jadwiga Zajaczkowa / Jenne Heise
jenne at fiedlerfamily.net
Tue Jun 13 14:08:01 EDT 2006
On Tue, Jun 13, 2006 at 07:06:41PM +0100, Dorian E. Gray wrote:
> Irina said...
> >>> Oh yes, Sheri Tepper's _Beauty_ <shudder>.
> >>Oh, goodness, yes! What an infuriating book! I thought I was going
> >>to get a nice fairy-tale retelling fantasy story. What I got was a
> >>mish-mash of several fairy-tale retellings that couldn't decide
> >>whether to be fantasy or science fiction, tacked onto insanely
> >>heavy-handed feminist polemic of the men-are-all-evil variety. I
> >>wanted to beat Tepper to death with it. (And it was all the worse
> >>because I'd enjoyed some of her other books.)
> >This is the only book of hers that I've read, and people (on this list,
> >among other places) have been warning me that most of the rest is
> >pessimistic and/or polemic in the same way (though not in as large a
> >measure) so I haven't tried any others.
> Well, I remember enjoying "The True Game", but I can't now remember what it
> was about...pretty sure there wasn't rabid man-hating feminism in it,
> though. And "Marianne, the Magus and the Manticore" is quite good (though
> the sequels go downhill rapidly). I agree that most of the rest that I've
> looked at has seemed to be on a par with "Beauty".
> Until the sky falls on our heads...
> Dorian E. Gray
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