From: "Gareth Jelley"
Subject: Re: (urth) Which order? Date: Sun, 27 Apr 2003 21:58:21 +0100 From: "Nigel Price" > Once you start reading > Short Sun, you'll want to go off and read Long Sun anyway, so why not take > them in order in the first place? This is true, and I do indeed want to read the Long Sun now I've started on the Short Sun; but the other point I'd make is that 'On Blue's Waters' is a beautiful novel in its own right, and reading it without any other knowledge of 'Urth' wasn't detrimental (for me, at least). The quality of OBW as a really marvellous work of literature, in its own right, shone through, and it never felt incomplete, as a novel. If that makes sense... And this, I think, is what was at the heart of my devil's advocacy :o) Best, G. --