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From: James Jordan <jbjordan4@home.com>
Subject: Re: (urth) Re: The Best Introduction To The Mountains
Date: Wed, 02 Jan 2002 15:51:06 -0600

At 03:24 PM 1/2/2002 -0500, you wrote:
>On Wed, 2 Jan 2002, Adam Stephanides wrote:
> > And Terry Brooks again!  First Pullman praises him, then Wolfe criticizes
> > his detractors.  I've never read him, but can it be that his bad reputation
> > is not entirely deserved?
>No.  Wolfe isn't saying Brooks is good.  He's criticizing those who slam
>Brooks for being a Tolkien ripoff.  Wolfe wants more Tolkien ripoffs and
>claims to be a Tolkien ripoff himself.
>It's OK to slam Brooks for being bad, just don't slam him for trying to
>write the kind of books that Wolfe wants to read.

Wolfe did have some nice things to say about Stephen Lawhead, to me, a few 
years ago. I imagine he considers Lawhead to be carrying the Tolkein torch 
pretty well. Never read Lawhead myself.


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