[DWJ] Dalemark books (was Introductions)

deborah.dwj at suberic.net deborah.dwj at suberic.net
Sun Jun 17 11:44:05 EDT 2007

On Sun, 17 Jun 2007, Minnow wrote:

> I will admit to finding The Spellcoat less enjoyable than the other books
> in the series, mostly because it confuzzles me.  I find it hard to work out
> who is a god when, or perhaps at what points who is being a god, but then I
> suspect that's part of the point because they mostly don't seem to know
> either...

See, this is why I LOVE Spellcoats.  But then, I'm the girl whose
friends occasionally call her "Pomo" -- short for "postmodern".
(At Pride last weekend, the people I was with and I were admiring
buttons for sale in one of the booths, and I started arguing with
the buttons for their gender essentialism.  Finally I said "I'm
too pomo for a button" and we all agreed that we needed a button
to say that.

But anyway, the awesome reality-fluidity of Spellcoats is one of
the reasons I find it so wonderful.  It did prompt me to sit down
with a sheet of notebook paper and make a (large image file,
spoileriffic for all four books) family tree for the characters

You gotta run when God makes you an offer
You gotta go if someone shows you how to go
 				-- Girlyman, "Superior"

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