[DWJ] Best Books of 2010 - various thoughts
hschinske at aol.com
Sun Mar 6 17:09:30 EST 2011
----- Original Message -----
From: "Debbie Gascoyne" <dgascoyne at gmail.com>
>I had an interesting conversation about Pegasus with Deirdre Baker, a
> of mine who writes for The Horn Book. She had the same reaction to it as
> you did, Gili, and complained bitterly about the ending. I said "but
> everyone knew it was the first of two! Don't you read her blog?" and she
> exclaimed "No! and I shouldn't HAVE to! There was no hint anywhere that
> was part one of two, not even "to be continued" at the end."
Oh, I absolutely don't think you should have to read the author's blog. I
think the publishers fell down on this one.
I looked at _Pegasus_ in the store, and the beginning just looked so over
the top that I couldn't go on. I may get round to it eventually. I haven't
really warmed to any of McKinley's books since _Deerskin_ -- well, maybe
_Dragonhaven_, which I think of as pleasant but a lesser work.
More information about the Dwj