[DWJ] Survey Part 3: Mahy

Emma Comerford emmaco at tpg.com.au
Fri Mar 31 05:02:24 EST 2006


At 08:32 AM 31/03/2006, Kyra Jucovy wrote:
>On Fri, 31 Mar 2006, Emma Comerford wrote:
>
> > I think Mahy does better short stories than DWJ and highly recommend the
> > collection "The door in the air and other stories".
> >
> > Emma
>
>Oh!  Recommendation seconded!  It's been ages since I read any Mahy
>novels, and I don't remember the ones I did read very well (I have the
>vague impression that I may have read _The Changeover_ in middle school,
>but I'm not actually sure, for example).  But I've had _The Door in the
>Air_ since I was eight and have consistently loved it (just like DWJ) ever
>since.  One of the best things about it is that there are at least five
>stories in that book that I have, at one point, felt were my favorite
>story in the book.  It's so rich!  And I find the whole "one step further
>on" bit from the last story in the book to be something of a personal
>motto/ideal.

Wow, I've had around four be my favourites at different times! It shows 
what a great collection it is. And my edition has lovely illustrations by 
Diana Catchpole as well. 




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