[DWJ] Monthly read along - POT

Ulrika Isacsson ulrikamc at gmail.com
Mon Jul 23 17:46:39 EDT 2012


2012/7/23 Thomas Thurman <thomas at thurman.org.uk>:
> On 23 July 2012 21:31, Ulrika Isacsson <ulrikamc at gmail.com> wrote:
>> From her point of view the worst thing with the book
>> was the lack of pictures. We had to keep coming back to the front of
>> the book to at least be able to see the different persons and species
>> in question.
>
> Goodness, does it show the three species on the front cover? I thought
> part of the charm of the story was that you didn't discover until well
> into the story that Ayna, Gair and Ceri are not the same species as
> you, the reader. It's one of my two favourite examples of what
> TVTropes calls a "tomato surprise", where something is so well known
> to all the characters that it doesn't get mentioned, and so the reader
> is allowed to make assumptions which turn out to be false. (My other
> favourite example of this is "Tyke Tiler".)
>
> T
>

Here's a link to the cover picture:
http://www.blaalv.com/sv/hans-arnold-special/hans-arnold-guldkragen.html

I wouldn't say it's obvious that Gair, Ayna and Ceri aren't human, but
they do look a bit old fashioned compared to the giants.

//Ulrika


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