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From: "cilluff1@optonline.net" 
Subject: (urth) Engine Summer
Date: Tue, 6 May 2003 17:06:13 -0400

I know we have had an on-again, off-again discussion about other Lupinesqu=
authors that listers would recommend=2E  I just finished reading John
Crowley's "Engine Summer" and highly recommend it=2E  The Wolfean elements=

include the far-future, post-apocalypse setting, but the real strength and=

charm of the book have little to do with the far-future setting, the
interpersonal relationships and characters are what drive the work=2E=20
Whereas, in the NS cycle, the dying sun really is integral to the plot, an=
the plot drives the story, in Engine Summer the far-future earth happens t=
be where the story takes place, it is the setting, but really the story is=

much more universal IMHO=2E  As Rush that Speaks said, sometimes the
snakes-hands are the best parts of stories, and with Engine Summer that
certainly is the case -- there is nothing overly unique about the plot,
Crowley's magic is all in the telling=2E

Engine Summer is my first foray into Crowley but I just picked up Little,
Big which I know is supposed to be his masterpiece=2E  I can't wait!=20

mail2web - Check your email from the web at
http://mail2web=2Ecom/ =2E


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