From: "Andy Robertson"
Subject: Re: (urth) Why I don't like TBOTSS Date: Fri, 31 May 2002 21:36:06 +0100 ----- Original Message ----- From: "Adam Stephanides" > I'm not suggesting, I hasten to add, that those who like it are deceiving > themselves or others. But I don't understand the seeming consensus that > TBOTSS is a masterpiece, and equal to TBOTNS. To me, TBOTSS seems more like > a parody of everything that made TBOTNS great. Are you sure it is not that you are seeing what is really in TBOTSS and are now disliking it? In my opinion TBOTSS is a far more serious book. It is about real, and therefore limited, human beings; not a demigod. It is about grown-ups - people who have families and children; not a fornicating psychic adolescent. It is about communities, and the price and failure of building a community; not about a roving free agent. In many respects it is dumber, duller. But that is the price of it being more intimate and rougher-grained. hartshorn --