[DWJ] Re: Last Battle

deborah.dwj at suberic.net deborah.dwj at suberic.net
Fri Jun 23 09:34:35 EDT 2006

On Fri, 23 Jun 2006, Paul Andinach wrote:
|[On Wed, 21 Jun 2006, Charlie wrote:]
|> > I like it from the moment they enter the stable, but up till then
|> > I get too stressed by the false Aslan plot - as I tend to by all
|> > plots that involve mistaken identity, people being accused of
|> > crimes they did not commit, misunderstandings, etc (and a lot of
|> > plots do).
|> Charlie, I'm just like you, here. I always get intensely
|> uncomfortable with plots containing the kinds of misunderstandings
|> you describe. I *really* don't like all that stuff about the donkey
|> and the Ape either. When I'm watching a film and the plot develops
|> in these kinds of ways, it's not unusual for me to get up and leave
|> the room (one reason why I'm often happier watching something at
|> home on DVD rather than in a cinema). It can be troublesome because
|> there is a whole range of such developments that I find hard to
|> watch. A lot of what most people call "suspense" really doesn't
|> appeal to me.
|And here I was, worrying that I was the only person that has this

Heck, no.  I can't bear Brust's To Reign In Hell simply because
it posits the entire Fall as the result of misunderstandings and
intentional manipulations of other people's understanding of
what's going on.

"The doctors guaranteed the treatment would fry the fairy clean
out of him. But all it did was make him bonkers every time he
heard electric guitar."         -- Velvet Goldmine

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