From: "Rex Gatch"
Subject: (urth) My thoughts Date: Tue, 29 Jul 2003 23:10:21 -0400 Been a few busy days for the list. I've lurked for a long time and really enjoyed the discussions. Normally I haven't posted because someone would say what I thought and express it better than I could. I remember back in the eighties when I was a teenage geek I read "White Dwarf" which was a RPG magazine in the UK and the book reviewer ( Dave Langford I think) reviewed " the claw of the conciliator". I don't want to get into a deeply nostalgic trip to not that long ago but between the beautiful presentation of the New Sun books and the urging of the reviewers of the time, I've read every GW book since then. I still find new things every time I read them. This list helped me understand so many things I missed. Especially the religious aspects, ( since attending Orthodox churches lately, a lot of things from the list have fallen in place) Anyway to see intelligent and informed discussion at this level on the web is so rare that I'd hate to see it go. So to all the members of the list I hope you continue your great contributions. Re: the Writing class : Gosh I was so angry when I read this. I'd love to write. But I know I'd never write as well as Gene Wolfe. Indeed whenever I have put pen to paper I've felt my inadequacies. I'd love to meet GW, I'd love to hear him talk about his writing but I would never want his opinion of my "writing". That was just a very depressing account of where we live now. Indubitably Ambergris --