other authors? (was Re: POTD question...)

Chris Olson - SunPS Chrisf.Olson at Sun.COM
Fri Jan 24 12:03:33 PST 2003

> Really? I totally disagree. I think Zelazny is the better "writer" taking 
> into account syntax, diction, grammar, word usage, illustration, sentence 
> structure, etc. But, I think Brust the better "story-teller" (though Zelazny 
> is good, I just don't think as good as Brust) taking into account plot, 
> character development, thematic development, illusion, allegory, symbolism, 
> and visualization. I think Brust also has better style and voice. Each are 
> fun to read and analyze on their different merits.

Oh, don't get me wrong: I think Zelazny is a top-scale artist,
and the comparison between him and Brust is difficult to argue.
It's more a matter of opinion.  And, of course, I've read more
of Brust's work than Zelazny's.  For me, the debate over which
is better is very close.  They're both a coupla geniuses.

And I agree, they are both fun to analyze, not to mention read.


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