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  • dianejoy@earthlink.net
    The thing I most remember about *Lud-in-the-Mist* is the villagers fear of anything connected to Faerie. After the MFA madness, I should go back and read
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      The thing I most remember about *Lud-in-the-Mist* is the villagers' fear of
      anything connected to Faerie. After the MFA madness, I should go back and
      read this one again. And faerie didn't seem sugary at all to me. ---djb

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      From: Fisher, Matt matt.fisher@...
      Date: Tue, 29 Mar 2005 16:14:38 -0500
      To: mythsoc@yahoogroups.com
      Subject: [mythsoc] Lud-in-the-Mist



      David,

      While not John (not that anyone could confuse the two of us), I share his
      fondness for Lud-in-the-Mist. The first time I read it (many, many years
      ago), I found it somewhat coy and sugary myself. So your reaction doesn't
      surprise me, although it sounds like reading the book was a more negative
      experience for you than it was for me. The second time I read it (and I
      don't entirely remember the reasons that led me to read it again), I found
      that Mirrlees portrayal of Faerie had a subtle, dark undertone to it. I
      finished the novel thinking that however one viewed Mirrlees's presentation
      of Faerie, it was a realm that was decidedly alien, decidely OTHER. That's
      a feeling that I don't have very often with much modern fantasy.

      I also found the main character, Nathaniel Chanticleer, very much of an
      "every day" main character...a normal, workmanlike person who finds himself
      in situations that demand substantive and real growth. That sort of growth
      in a character is something that I don't find so often with much modern
      fantasy.

      Just my two cents on the topic...

      Matt Fisher
      (who is also overjoyed that the book has been republished)

      -----Original Message-----
      From: David Bratman [mailto:dbratman@...]
      Sent: Monday, March 28, 2005 3:20 PM
      To: mythsoc@yahoogroups.com
      Subject: Re: [mythsoc] Joy, great joy



      John - want to talk about why you love Lud-in-the-Mist so? I found it
      overly coy and sugary myself.

      DB



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