[DWJ] all these new books

Hallie O'Donovan hallieod at indigo.ie
Tue Nov 7 08:25:47 EST 2006


>I, Coriander, Sally Gardner
>Fly by Night, Frances Hardinge
>Endymion Spring, Matthew Skelton?

I just finished _I, Coriander_ recently, and have serious gripes with 
it, about which I held forth at some length (as my LJ flist will know 
- though it was behind a cut to prevent infliction on the 
uninterested!).  I'll be giving it to Charlie, so a more restrained 
response may be forthcoming soon. :)

_Fly by Night_ I read a while ago and thought it was very good 
indeed, though I wasn't as completely head-over-heels in love with it 
as many.  My copy was horribly bound, which didn't help reading 
pleasure any.

Haven't read _Endymion Spring_ yet but interested to at some point. 
Really pleased you loved _Limits of Enchantment_ and also _Od Magic_, 
though not as much as AoT either!

Almost scared to ask, as I loved it but it doesn't seem to be getting 
much in the way of favourable reviews - anyone else read Sherwood 
Smith's _Inda_?


>I've read _Magic or Madness_, which someone has already mentioned, and
>really enjoyed it. I'm looking forward to the next one in the series. I also
>read _Od Magic_ by Patricia McKillip, which I loved, though not quite as
>much as I loved _Alphabet of Thorns_, _Limits of Enchantment_ by Graeme
>Joyce (loved it--charming and funny with some fabulous writing) and _A
>Princess of Roumania_ by Paul Park, which I found disappointing, although I
>loved its main idea. It's been getting glowing reports, which I don't think
>it really deserves. I do want to know how it pans out, though! It's
>apparently only the first of not three, but four books, and the first was
>padded out to fit, which is one of its main faults. I also read _Shadow of
>the Wind_ by Carlos Ruiz Zafon, which I thought deliciously gothic.
>I've love to know what others have been reading! I haven't got to _The
>Pinhoe Egg_ yet, because I'm still waiting for Justin of Slow Glass to get
>my copy! :-(
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