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From: "Tom Foster" 
Subject: Re: (urth) Crowley, then ...
Date: Mon, 28 Jul 2003 08:55:46 +0100

Strange; that's almost exactly how I felt when I read it a few months ago. I
had read so many good things about Crowley that I thought I really should
read some of his work. I enjoyed _Little, Big_ a lot, but it certainly
didn't grip me, nor did it fill me with the sort of wonder and awe that I
feel every time I (re-)read one of Wolfe's novels.  I recently bought
_Otherwise_, a book containing Crowley's first three novels. _The Deep_ I
absolutely loved, _Beasts_ seemed disjointed although it had some very good
ideas, and _Engine Summer_ (another book that seems to get a whole lot of
praise in these parts) produced more or less the same reaction as _Little,

I would love to read _Aegypt_ as I understand it has a strong alchemy theme
to it (a subject that fascinates me), but I can't find it anywhere for
anything resembling a reasonable price (ditto _Love & Sleep_). It would seem
a shame to read _Daemonomania_ before the preceding titles, but it's the
only one of the three that can be bought easily.


Dan'l Danehy-Oakes wrote:
> Okay. So, after years of seeing people on this list rave about John
> Crowley, I've read
> _Little, Big_ over the last few weeks.
> And I just.
> Don't.
> Get it.
> I don't mean the story: I was able to follow that well enough, and
> more or less
> glom onto what it's about, but ... what's the _point_?
> Can someone tell me what I've missed here?
> --Blattid


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