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Quick Takes on some of my January reading by starweaver on Thu Feb 12, 2009 12:43 pm
The Other Wind by Ursula K. LeGuin: I read the original Earthsea trilogy in the 1970s, and loved it. I read Tehanu when it came out, and enjoyed visiting Earthsea again, although that novel seemed less magical, more mainstream in a way. I encountered The Other Wind in a used book store a view years back, and finally got around to reading it. The book explores several themes that permeate Earthsea: the nature of dragons, the nature of death (and the differing understandings of it in the Archipelago and the Kargad lands), and the origins of magic. She ties these things together in a satisfying way, and the narrative is a pleasure to read. The book's shortcoming, for me, is that the cast of characters (Ged, Tenar, Lebannen, Tehanu) is essentially handed down from earlier books. They each contribute a bit to the story, but there is no one here who really captures our attention, no viewpoint character or protagonist.

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A Few Words about My Cat Chewie by Bmat on Wed May 11, 2016 8:01 pm
I had to have Chewie euthanized Monday, May 9, 2016. She was almost 14.

Chewie was rescued from some children who were throwing stones at her when she was only a week or so old. My son rescued her and...

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Re: RIP Bobby by Bmat on Sun Oct 11, 2015 7:22 am
I see it has been over a year since Bobby died. I still miss him. I miss his curling up in my arms whenever I picked him up.

What I don't miss is being afraid to put anything on the floor, or most other...

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RE: Me and my pillow pet. by who me on Sun May 26, 2013 3:07 pm
there is some thing on your head.

 
 
 
 
Re: conspiracy ravings by Itzimna by waytanblee on Sat Nov 03, 2012 9:09 am
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Re: You will be remembered, Marco. by who me on Tue Sep 04, 2012 3:07 pm
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