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, Big_ 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. Tom 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 --