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Date: Thu, 6 Jun 2002 16:03:23 -0400 (EDT)
From: Michael Straight 
Subject: Re: (urth) Bridge of Birds

On Thu, 6 Jun 2002, Darryl Swett wrote:

> 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.

Not at all strange.  One of the chief virtues of BoB is Hughart's ability
to maintain a light (and often hilarious) tone while telling about grim
events, and yet still managing to treat the characters and their
sufferings as real, not as just cartoons to be laughed at.



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