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5733RE: [mythsoc] MFA Nominees

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  • Pauline J. Alama
    Apr 3 2:13 PM
      I was also disappointed by ILL MET BY MOONLIGHT. When you put Shakespeare into your fiction as a character, you raise expectations for the quality of the writing, and I didn't feel this book satisfied those expectations.

      Pauline J. Alama, Ph.D.

      --- On Wed 04/03, wrote:
      > I just finished Sarah A. Hoyt's ILL MET BY MOONLIGHT but found it
      > disappointing: =great= idea, so-so execution.
      > The fairy castle is like the one TH White also borrowed from Celtic
      > folklore
      > for a chapter of ONCE AND FUTURE KING - made of milk or butter or
      > something.
      > The fairies are wonderful, and young Will Shakespeare is an appealing
      > character - and he does love his wife Nan very much, in spite of all that
      > business about the second-best bed.
      > Personally I'd be very surprised if the award went to anything other than
      > one
      > of these two: Powers' DECLARE or Le Guin's OTHER WIND.
      > Have not read the Bujold yet.
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