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Date: Wed, 10 Sep 2003 20:32:28 -0700
Subject: Re: (urth) mostly OT: Herodotus
From: Don Doggett 

On Tuesday, September 9, 2003, at 03:17 AM, 
matthew.malthouse@guardian.co.uk wrote:

> I found "Deus Lo Volt!" deeply irritating.  The faux-chronicle style
> maddening.  The inconclusive narrative frustrating, very far from
> comprehensive.
We're just on opposite ends here.  I love counterfeit history/religious 
documents.  I want to write one myself someday.  Something with Elvis I 
think.  To each his own though.

> Particularly nauseating (although possibly not the author's fault) was
> it's publication by an imprint whose principal line is historical work 
> and
> with publicity that downplayed its fictional aspect to the point of
> invisibilty:  go took at Amazon.co.uk which categorizes it as history,
> Europe, Vikings, Dark Ages, Medieval Europe 501-1500.

That sounds like Amazon's fault.  It says very clearly on the cover of 
my copy  "A Novel by Evan S. Connell".  Plus I found mine in fiction.  
Oh well, back to Wolfe.



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