[DWJ] Monthly read-along

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Sat Feb 25 20:36:37 EST 2012

I've always liked it a lot as well.  This time I enjoyed reading it right
after The Ogre Downstairs since the situation is such a contrast - instead
of 1 grown-up vs. 5 kids Luke has 5 grown-ups vs. 1 kid.  I've also very
recently read Neil Gaiman's Odd and the Frost Giants, so that was fun to
have in mind too.

I've always assumed that Astrid fell in love with Thor during their
adventures but this time 'round I realized there's not a lot in the text to
support that interpretation.  Have others read an Astrid & Thor romance in
the background?


On Sat, Feb 25, 2012 at 7:04 AM, Ulrika Isacsson <ulrikamc at gmail.com> wrote:

> 2012/2/8 Kylie Ding <kylie_ding at hotmail.com>:
> > A slightly late reminder that this month we are reading Cart and Cwidder
> and
> > discussing Who Got Rid of Angus Flint and Eight Days of Luke.
> >
> >
> >
> > Kylie
> >
> I've always really liked Eight Days of Luke. When I first read this I
> was in my early teens and really into all kinds of mythologies, but
> being Nordic the Norse gods were always among the favourites. It was
> fun trying to see which of the gods turned up, and how the
> mythological places was fit into the reality of the book. I'm still
> amazed at how horrible his relations are, and very happy that Astrid
> reforms so quickly so that he at least has someone that stands by him.
> //Ulrika
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