Re: [mythsoc] Catherine Seipp
- OK, I'll mix in here:
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From: "John D Rateliff" <sacnoth@...>
> An interesting piece for the "errors" it attempts to address, but I
> think she's on v. shaky ground in her assertion that the Narnia
> stories are better-written than Rowlings' HARRY POTTER
Quite true; Rowling's prose is serviceable at best, Lewis' is a lot better
> Pullman's DARK MATERIALS.
Not so very true, but the books are on a different level, Narnia being
children's fic and Pullman definitely YA.
Leaving Horace's "no arguing about taste"
> aside, her claim that nobody reads one of the Rowlings or Pullman
> books more than once is just, to borrow her phrase, "jaw-droppingly
Diamond Proudbrook, just now reading ORDER OF THE PHOENIX for the second or
third time (but not liking it as much as the others)