10043Re: [mythsoc] Tad Williams: The War of the Flowers
- Sep 3, 2003
>Anyone who is a member of the Society can nominate a book for the award, butYou can reas Matthew's review of this book here --
>it won't be nominated by me. I found the book overly long and ridiculously
>tendentious. Williams, as usual, seemed more fixated with showing how well
>read he was than with making a secondary world that was consistent. And his
>mode of exposition is to have a denizen of faery say something like, 'Beware
>the brownies' and then having the hero echo, 'Brownies?' and then we get a
>paragraph or two of explanation of what brownies are. And it's not just once
>or twice, but page after page after page of this.
>Which is my second big gripe about the book: it was about 300 pages too long.
>But lest I commit the same sin I accuse Williams of, I'll leave it there <g>.
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