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Date: Wed, 20 Aug 2003 21:45:23 -0700
Subject: Re: (urth) STEW
From: Lisa Schaffer-Doggett 

On Wednesday, August 20, 2003, at 09:30 PM, Alice K. Turner wrote:

> I have just finished reading (in small doses) Dianna Wynne Jones's 
> -Tough
> Guide to Fantasyland- which should probably be required for anyone who
> wishes to set a book there. A lot of it made me smile but one thing 
> that
> made me LOL nearly every time was her frequent references to STEW 
> (always in
> small caps, but I'll spare you from here on). I can't actually remember
> anything that people in the Sun books ate, except for the fishes Mucor
> charms up, but I suppose there are the usual numbers of hapless small
> animals spitted over campfires. And I really don't want to go back to 
> check.
> Has anyone been obsesssive enough to remember meals?

As I recall, Severian goes hungry quite a lot, a small touch I found 
quite impressive.



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