09 July, 2009

The Scotsman, from end June

says TM is:
a beautifully written, deeply wise fairy tale. [...I]n the genuine tradition of fairy tales it's also shocking, often brutal. [plot summary] It's a rewardingly complex and emotional story told in highly imaginative prose. The worlds Lanagan creates are so rich and multi-layered it's easy to get lost in the book's 500 pages, never wanting to leave.


Blogger deborahb said...

I read 'fairy' as 'false'.

Which means I read the first line as "a beautifully written, deeply wise false tale".

Like false eyelashes, perhaps?

09 July, 2009 21:29  
Anonymous Wendy said...

This is a totally presumptuous thing to say, but: I was really hoping to speak to you for a moment at ALA, but I have to leave Sunday evening before your exhibits hall appearance on Monday. Are you, by chance, going to be around (and free; not, like, busy accepting a prestigious award) at any other time when I could beg a moment of your time to tell you I loved your book?

12 July, 2009 07:47  
Blogger Among Amid While said...

Hi Wendy,
I'm going to be at the YA Kaffeeklatsch and Morris Awards breakfast in the morning, doing lunch somewhere and going to the Newbery/Caldecott banquet in the evening, so if you're around either of those breakfast or dinner gigs, I'd be very happy for you to come up and say hi. But I can't really be more specific than that about my whereabouts. However, thank you for dropping by and for wanting to tell me - I'm delighted that you loved the book!
Best wishes, and have a great last-day-of-your-conference,

12 July, 2009 18:09  
Blogger Among Amid While said...

Deb: So not false. Nothing stuck on about TM. Oh, except the odd bear skin. :)

12 July, 2009 18:11  

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