Re: awe WAS Mary Gentle...
- A dictionary will only give you words, and sometimes words just
aren't good enough to express what you feel. And for some people,
they can't narrow it down to a few books that stand out. So it
really depends on that person as to identifying awe and wonder.
For example, if you asked me to rate something on a scale of one to
ten, I can't, because I think in terms of something being great,
good, OK, or bad, and that's about it. Where's the difference
between 7 and 8? Can't really say myself, though I imagine someone
else can. Life's so complicated...but that's what makes it fun.
--- In Fantasy_Books@y..., "dfordoom" <dfordoom@y...> wrote:
> --- In Fantasy_Books@y..., "Scott Bakker" <sbakker@o...> wrote:
> > > I'm not at all clear as to what "genuine awe" means.
> > >
> > > Al
> > You mean you've never experienced it?
> My dictionary tells me that awe means "reverential fear and
> Hmm. Can't think of too many fantasy books that have done that to
> me. Can't think of too many books period that have had that effect
> me. A few, but not many. It isn't something that I particularly
> look for in a novel (poetry is a different story). Perhaps it's a
> fault in me, perhaps I have an excessively high awe threshold. Or
> awe receptors are faulty.