[DWJ] Plot Coupons

Katarina Hjärpe head_overheels at hotmail.com
Sun Jun 25 10:09:25 EDT 2006


>Which got to me to wondering how many plot-coupon plots (or plot-voucher 
>plots, which are subtly different - I refer you to Google, Wikipedia, Nick 
>Lowe, etc for the distinction) DWJ has written? *The Crown of Dalemark* is 
>the most obvious example, though even there I can't help thinking she's 
>subtly undermining the whole idea. (But why do I think this? Is is just 
>because I read Dalemark through Tough-Guide-tinted specs?) Are there 
>others?

The zoi in Dogsbody might count, I suppose, though it's been a while since I 
read that book. I dismissed both the Bannus in Hexwood and the princesses in 
Castle in the Air, since they're actually important for themselves rather 
than for what they represent.

Katta





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