From: "Darryl Swett"
Subject: (urth) Bridge of Birds Date: Thu, 06 Jun 2002 14:54:18 -0400 >From: Michael Straight >Reply-To: email@example.com >To: firstname.lastname@example.org >Subject: Re: Kai Lung (was Re: (urth) Major new Wolfe story online) >Date: Mon, 13 May 2002 14:57:45 -0400 (EDT) > >On Thu, 9 May 2002, Adam Stephanides wrote: > > > The Kai Lung stories were an early-20th-century series of fantasy >stories > > set in China, written by Ernest Bramah. The characters in them always >talk > > in the flowery, ultra-polite idiom of the Chinese princess in "Under >Hill," > > so I assumed that Wolfe was pastiching Kai Lung. But he might have been > > pastiching Vance, I suppose. > >When I read the story, I thought Wolfe might be pastiching Barry Hughart's >_Bridge of Birds_ (which is possibly the most wonderful fantasy novel I've >ever read, Wolfe's works included). > >-Rostrum I started _Bridge of Birds_ last night, and I have to praise its wit and charm. Hughart did an excellent job of making the book fun to read. It probably sounds strange, but I had a smile on my face, even when a plague beset the village. I have also checked out _The Golden Age_ by John C. Wright, which is next in my queue. -Darryl/Dragonfly _________________________________________________________________ Send and receive Hotmail on your mobile device: http://mobile.msn.com --