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Re: [mythsoc] Another "Inklings" novel

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  • scribbler@scribblerworks.us
    Having read the Downing, I d be interested in reading this one as well. Even without knowing the basic shape of the plot. Sarah.
    Message 1 of 2 , Mar 30, 2011
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      Having read the Downing, I'd be interested in reading this one as well.
      Even without knowing the basic shape of the plot.

      Sarah.

      > Many people have been guessing that David Downing's Looking for the King
      > was
      > just the first of many Inklings novels to come from Ignatius Press. So it
      > would
      > seem. I have just heard from them about a new one, published March 1,
      > 2011.
      > Toward the Gleam, by T.M. Doran (formerly an adjunct professor of
      > engineering),
      > was described to me via email thus: "The main character in Toward the
      > Gleam is
      > based on J.R.R. Tolkien. A character that is based on C.S. Lewis is also
      > in the
      > book. It is a wonderful, fast-paced mystery story [...]."
      >
      > Prompted by this email, I found a page with more details on the Ignatius
      > Press
      > website:
      > http://www.ignatius.com/Products/TOGL-H/toward-the-gleam.aspx
      >
      > One thing I notice is that this novel is much longer than Looking for the
      > King.
      > It also appears that the Tolkien and Lewis names are not being used. If
      > the
      > characters are based on them, then this author is at least taking a more
      > circumspect route. The novel does not call itself an "Inklings novel"
      > here, but
      > the publicist from Ignatius did so. Another thing I notice is that the
      > plot
      > sounds familiar. In fact, I'm getting a strong feeling of deja vu here.
      > Such a
      > strong feeling that I thought this might have been discussed here already,
      > but I
      > couldn't find anything on a quick search. Anyone else?
      >
      > I have requested a review copy. Anyone who is interested, please let me
      > know.
      >
      > Best,
      > Jason
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