[DWJ] assistance needed

Farah Mendlesohn farah.sf at gmail.com
Sun Jan 18 05:59:05 EST 2009

I am looking at a piece of work from a student and I do not believe this is
the student's work. There are lots of reasons, but that it sounds completely
different to the previous piece is a factor. Also, don't ask me why, but
this feels like a woman's writing (it has phrases such as "a fast paced and
emotionally moving story that tugs at your heart strings"-- maybe a 24 year
old man, but I don't think so.
The review is of Fire and Hemlock

I can't find it on google. I've typed a few sentences below, If anyone
recognises it, let me know. Cheers. F.

"Told in Polly's present as a near adult, the story is a series of
> flashbacks to her normal memories, but this is blurred, conditioned by the
> passage of time and by a series of events beyond her control. The book
> follows Polly's attempt to separate fact from fiction and discover why
> everything she had known and been familiar with had changed before its too
> late, most notably the fate of her dear friend Tom Lynn who in the present
> neither of whom know of each other, her attempts to reconnect with her pat
> [sic] are more than just some kind of remembrance its of knowing whether
> things were for the better.

> "The relationship between the central characters Polly and Tom is both
> beautiful in its essence while also complicated at its core."


Off Cuts: http://www.farahsf.com/
If "men don't read" but "science fiction doesn't sell to women" ... who is
reading it?

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