POTD question...

Wed Jan 22 16:24:24 PST 2003

On Wed, 22 Jan 2003 16:21:50 -0800 (PST), you wrote:

>> And this too... But you would have to say, you  wouldn't have nearly as much 
>> fun... this particular author has a way of pointing out things with the 
>> world in general that at times makes one sit back and think, and then after 
>> thinking start giggling until your head falls off... either because things 
>> are entirely too true and/or there's nothing you can do about them. And 
>> then, at other times, it's just pure fun to read and provokes no thought at 
>> all.  I wonder which is better?
>Oh, I agree completely.  And I think it's a matter of what mood I'm
>in.  I can easily just run through the books and enjoy the ride, or
>I can slowly read through and enjoy every nuance, choice of diction, 
>and word-play.  They're kind of "All around" books I can read no
>matter what mood I'm in....

Exactly.  I tend to go to the Vlad novels when I want to observe a
master at plotting.  The Khaavren romances I often read simply to see
if I can possibly have as much fun reading them as Steve obviously did
writing them.



 "Therefore, my Harry, Be it thy course to busy giddy minds with
 foreign quarrels; that action, hence borne out, may waste the memory
 of the former days." -- King Henry IV, Part ii Act 4, Scene 5