[DWJ] Impress of first book? (was Homeward Bounders)

Devra devra at aol.com
Tue Apr 12 18:09:58 EDT 2011


You may right.  I believe that POWER of THREE was the first one I read, and I have always adored it.

Devra






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From: Jameela Lares <Jameela.Lares at usm.edu>
To: Diana Wynne Jones discussion <dwj at suberic.net>
Sent: Tue, Apr 12, 2011 12:01 pm
Subject: [DWJ] Impress of first book? (was Homeward Bounders)


In responses to A. M. Winslow's post below, I have been wondering if the first 
WJ one reads influences one ever after.  My first was Tale of Time City, which 
 still love. There are probably books I love as much or even more--Howl's 
oving Castle, The Lives of Christopher Chant--but in my mind I always have 
WJ's books lined up after that first one.
Jameela Lares
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inslow [debrisoftheages at yahoo.co.uk]
ent: Tuesday, April 12, 2011 9:58 AM
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ubject: Re: [DWJ] Homeward Bounders
The Homeward Bounders was actually the first of DWJ's books that I read.  I was 
bout twelve at the time, and writing a (horrifically bad) novel about a 
haracter who traveled to different parallel worlds (I was fairly obsessed with 
uantum physics at the time, a phase which quickly left me).  I was also a very 
onely person.  My sister had recommended a DWJ book -- Charmed Life, I think -- 
ut the only one I could find at the bookstore was the Homeward Bounders.  I 
ought it -- and absolutely devoured it.  It was, in my opinion, the perfect 
ook -- exactly the book I wanted to have written in place of my horrific one, 
f only I had the skill.  There's something in that book which has always 
ouched me on a level none of the others have; I felt like I had a personal 
onnection to the protagonist -- which is depressing, I guess -- or would be, 
xcept that I'm not longer either twelve or desperately lonely.
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