[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.
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