2691Re: [mythsoc] Pullman and the Anxiety of Influence, etc.
- Nov 1, 2000In a message dated 10/31/2000 10:51:26 PM Eastern Standard Time,
<< I disliked The Last Battle thoroughly--I
couldn't have told you why as a child but now I think it was because it
reminded me of hellfire preachers I had known. It seems to me the least
childlike and mythical of the series, and I think Philip particularly hates
that one too. >>
It's been too long since I last reread the series, but I liked TLB. I took
comfort from Aslan's claiming of one of the, what were they? the
pseudo-Saracens... Not just the act itself, but its implications as well.
Sounds like I should avoid Goldthwaite, and the jury is still out on Pullman.
On the other hand, there are constantly more and more Redwall books, and I
can't help but wonder if they are enjoyable.
I am ploughing through Moon's Deed of Paksennarion (sp) and while it took
some getting used to, and I personally miss a romantic element, it is
definitely worth reading, at least so far. There is a wealth more of certain
details than I can take in, but it still doesn't make it a bad book. Many
supposedly mythic books leave a gooey taste in the mind, and Paks, while not
as poetic as I might like, is leaving a clean taste... lol
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