[DWJ] Greetings - Enchanted Glass

Kyla Mackay-Smith kyla at keyfitz.org
Thu May 6 22:23:35 EDT 2010

On Fri, 7 May 2010, Elizabeth Evans wrote:

> Deborah said:
> we don't usually talk about problems we have with DWJ books on
> this list, but I found Enchanted Glass to be a really mixed bag--
> some parts of it I found really entertaining and lovely, and
> other parts of it made me wince. Do people want to talk about
> those things, or would we rather keep the list more focused on
> the positive? I'm happy either way.
> -deborah
> _______________________________________________
> I'd love to hear your take on 'Enchanted Glass' Deborah, both the good 
> and the less good. One of the things I like about DWJ's books is the 
> many layers in her writing. It often takes another person's perspective 
> to uncover another layer for me, so I would be interested to read 
> people's reactions of all kinds. I don't think there have been any DWJ 
> books that I have loved wholeheartedly from beginning to end. Many a 
> time the list discussions have helped me with the parts of her books I 
> find problematic - either by uncovering the deeper meaning that brings 
> sense to these sections, or by assuring me that I'm not alone in my 
> feelings. Or both, mostly.
> So I say: go for it!

I totally agree with what Elizabeth said. Plus, we do sometimes talk about 
problems we had--I remember a discussion of Dark Lord of Derkholm which 
included problems with the Mara/Derk relationship, and the experience 
Shona had.

Tact is the ability to describe others as they see themselves.
        --Abraham Lincoln

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