[DWJ] Best of 2008

Gili Bar-Hillel gbhillel at netvision.net.il
Tue Dec 23 12:59:27 EST 2008

Melissa wrote:

>  I really
wanted to like _East of the Sun, West of the Moon_ but the storytelling
style was...there is a specific kind of style that makes a "telling" story
(as opposed to a "showing" story) work really well, that hinges on the
narrator's voice being unique and interesting, and this just didn't have

The book is acutally called "Sun and Moon, Ice and Snow", but I was too lazy
to look it up. But yes, I agree with your analysis. Though there were some
interesting ideas with the embroidered curse and the likes, it just was not
new enough.

> The irony is that Jessica George and I were in the same reading group
for a few years, and all the same people who hated _The Dollmage_ because it
was "telling, not showing" thought _East of the Sun_ was just fabulous.

Huh. I read "The Dollmage" at your recommendation and don't remember feeling
that it was "telling, not showing". I rather enjoyed it.

> My full list for the year still to come....

Looking forward to it!

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