[DWJ] Re: Last Battle

Minnow minnow at belfry.org.uk
Thu Jun 22 11:49:50 EDT 2006


The Knowledge Pika wrote:

>> I'm rereading The Amulet of Samarkand, and your reminding me of Uncle
>> Whatsisname sparked the thought that he's exactly the sort of magician
>> who runs the world in Stroud's books- Underwood would say just that to
>> Nathaniel, if he was a bit more poetic than he is! It seems like a very
>> realistic portrayal of the love of power being the root of evil.
>> I think a lot of Stroud's magicians would benefit from being watered by
>> an elephant!
>
>Yes, and isn't the Uncle in Conrad's Fate that vein, too?

I do know that the awfulness of Uncle Andrew is one of the things DWJ
brought away from the Narnia books; she's talked about that particular
attitude, a couple of times, saying what a self-centred big-headed crot he
is (not in quite those words).

Minnow





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