The Sun...

Gomi no Sensei gomi at speakeasy.net
Mon Mar 3 16:53:58 PST 2003

On Mon, 3 Mar 2003, Philip Hart wrote:

> On Mon, 3 Mar 2003, Chris Olson - SunPS wrote:
> > > Yesterday afternoon, in convalescent / slacking mode, I reread _The Sun,
> > > The Moon, and The Stars_. I have this to say:
> >
> > Heh.  This one's on my "must read again as soon as I get
> > a chance" list.  Very good book, for a variety of reasons.
> > It's near the top of my "Coolest Steven Brust Books" list.

> Hi, could someone post an appreciation of this book?  I read it without
> getting anything out of it (well, the fairy tale aspect was sort of
> interesting) and gave it to a friend who paints, figuring he might be able
> to enjoy it.  In particular the scene about politics in art annoyed me,
> and I was never much interested in the Monster.  Maybe I just need to be
> proselytized.

Same here. I got the feeling it was valuable for Brust to write, but I didn't
really feel a connection to the ideas the book was trying to get across --
my notions about art, especially political art, are rather different. I dug
the heck out of the fairy tale, tho.

Meh. I don't really feel a need to be 'proselytized' on the book, personally.
We all have off days, and some people seem to really dig it, so I'm willing
to say it's just not for me and have done.

paul e.