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ZOMG! I'll never learn, will I? - Melodramatic, corsetted mistress of the obscure
November 28th, 2006
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ZOMG! I'll never learn, will I?
Never, never, never pick up a book near bed time. Finally going to sleep after 2:30 does not make for a nice wakey-wakey. The fact that I didn't get in a wreck has more to do with no surprises then my reflexes this morning.


On the other hand, I am sure Anne McCaffery is off in the deep end (or her son is). Regardless of telepathic, teleporting, fire-breathing dragons, adding the healing power of crystal vibrations just totally broke it for me. Telling the story of minor characters from a previous story, in the same approximate time frame is still pretty cool, however. The fact that two of her characters really, really should have been quite dead under the circumstances goes over in the 'negative' column, while the fact that the book held me until I finished it goes in the 'positive'. So, I guess it was a wash: read the new Pern book if you want, or not, as you wish. She still can make villans I just want to wipe the floor with, however.

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From:solan_t
Date:November 28th, 2006 03:07 pm (UTC)

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Darned if I remember the title. Will have to check when I get home. They all blend together, nowadays...

No, no Crystal Singer (wouldn't THAT be interesting. I actually expect the brain ships, first.) But, do you recall a story set just before Second Fall about a blind girl at a mining camp, a watchwher, a cave-in the the girl going 'between' with the watchwher to save the miners (Darned if I can remember THAT title, either)? That's the story this one loops around, ala "Nerilka's Story" looping around "Moreta's Ride".
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From:solan_t
Date:November 28th, 2006 03:37 pm (UTC)

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From:rowangolightly
Date:November 28th, 2006 03:30 pm (UTC)

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No, I don't remember that and I thought I'd read all of 'em! 'Course, for about 5 years there I wasn't buying any new books at all so that may explain it. Please do try to come up with the titles, ok? Thanks!
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From:solan_t
Date:November 28th, 2006 03:37 pm (UTC)

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From:rowangolightly
Date:November 28th, 2006 03:42 pm (UTC)

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Thanks! *whee* More Anne McCaffrey to read!
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From:solan_t
Date:November 28th, 2006 03:46 pm (UTC)

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I suspect her son has rather more to do with the writing now, but....
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From:solan_t
Date:November 28th, 2006 04:14 pm (UTC)
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LOL Taran-style pig-boy at that! So 'low' and yet so important Teh World Safety!
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From:oldwolf
Date:November 28th, 2006 04:35 pm (UTC)
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I've heard raves about McCaffrey's books. I've read a few of them, but never really was able to get into any of her Pern novels.
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