From: "Roy C. Lackey"
Subject: Re: (urth) RE: Other authors Date: Sun, 13 Apr 2003 17:16:37 -0500 William Ansley, first quoting mimosa: >First thing I read by John Crowley was _Little, Big_. >It is linked in my mind with Mark Helprin's New York >book, _Winter's Tale_ (maybe it's the New York setting >and the strange magic). Mark Helprin is another author >I will read on sight. >>How interesting. LB and WT are linked in my mind as well, probably for the same reasons. I don't know if I will ever read anything else by Helprin, but I would definitely recommend Crowley, especially LB.<< --------------------------------- Interesting, indeed: I thought it was just me. The books share similar geography (NYC and a mysterious, rural, upstate New York) and almost identical time periods (late 19th - very early 21st centuries). They are also easily each author's best book. LITTLE, BIG is the best fantasy novel I've ever read and WINTER'S TALE is the best novel I've ever read -- period --regardless of genre, "classic" or otherwise. William, you should read Helprin's other novels; they are well worth it. -Roy --