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

pddb at demesne.com pddb at demesne.com
Fri Jan 24 12:24:30 PST 2003

SPOILERS FOR EMMA BULL'S FINDER, possibly spoilers if you are finicky

On Fri, Jan 24, 2003 at 11:54:42AM -0600, Rosemary Ighel wrote:
> IMO, Emma killed Tick to no purpose.  It didn't move the story along, it
> just made you feel bad.  At least in War for the Oaks, when she kills one of
> the characters (sorry, don't know if you've read it or not) there's a
> reason.  Makes me mad that she took the easy way out, mostly because she's a
> way better writer than that.

Oh, I don't think that was the easy way out at all.  Killing Linn
-- Rico's partner -- would have been the easy way out.  That would
have kept a lot of the thematic structure in place, but it would
have lacked any teeth.


Pamela Dean Dyer-Bennet           (pddb at demesne.com)
"I will open my heart to a blank page
   and interview the witnesses."  John M. Ford, "Shared World"