- Stolzi@... wrote:
>A friend just sent me Judith Tarr and Harry Turtledove's *Household
> From: Stolzi@...
> ...of interest to Mythies
> CONFESSIONS OF AN UGLY STEPSISTER. Gregory Maguire, of WICKED, again takes
> the viewpoint of the ones usually thought of as the villains. Here, it
> appears he has set "Cinderella" in 17th Century Holland. This one might be
> interesting. HarperCollins, $24.
> KING OF SHADOWS, by Susan Cooper. Here the fantasy element is apparently
> employed only to draw a modern boy actor back to 1599 and Shakespeare's time
> and place. Still, could be worthwhile. Simon and Schuster, $18.
Gods.* It looks really fun. Modern female lawyer wakes up as a
taver-keeper's widow in 170 A. D. I have a friend who thinks Turtledove
doesn't handle female characters well, so maybe Tarr will help his
perspective. Looks intriguing. ---djb.
- Diane, the Narnia poem is mine. Kay Lindskoog published it in a "Narnia
workshop" kit she did for ... oh, some publisher or other ... David Cook, I
think... years ago. I demanded payment and they actually sent me a check for
On book notes, I am just finishing Peter Beagle's 1999 novel TAMSIN. This is
excellent! It's really a YA but not labeled as such - but a dense, textured,
extremely well-written YA, just a bit of a slow starter... here I agree with
the reviews on amazon.com.
Next I go back to Helprin's WINTER'S TALE and try to finish - I am sort of
bogged down in the middle.
Good to have you back on line, DJB.
- In a message dated 01/01/2000 9:37:07 AM Eastern Standard Time,
<< A friend just sent me Judith Tarr and Harry Turtledove's *Household
Gods.* It looks really fun. >>
Did you read this yet and if so what did you think?