From: "Alice K. Turner"
Subject: Re: (urth) Uther Uthers Date: Mon, 14 Apr 2003 19:12:00 -0400 I haven't read the Chiang collection, but everything I've run into individually of his has been first-rate and highly original. But some negatives: I did not like Mark Helprin's -Winter's Tale-. I wanted to; it seemed like the sort of book I would like, but it droned on and on and I simply got bored by it. I did not really like -The Book of the Dun Cow- either; too elaborated and conceited. And I don't think Wolfe is a very good short story writer, by and large. Some of his fables are marvelous in a -Just-So- kind of way, and a few of the longer stories, novellas really, are very good. But if you're pinching pennies, skipping a Wolfe collection is not unwise. -alga --