Publish date: January 1st 1986
Edition language: English
, Young Adult
, Science Fiction Fantasy
, Science Fiction
, European Literature
, British Literature
, Young Adult Fantasy
DWJ Book Toast, #11Diana Wynne Jones is one of my favorite fantasy authors, growing up and now, and I was saddened by the news of her death. I can't say I'm overcome with emotion - as personal as some of her work is to me, its not like I knew her after all - but I wish I could put into words how I f...
I am terrible at remembering exact lines, even for poetry or songs, where you'd think the rhythm or sound would help. I regard all the characters in Tam Lin who can quote poetry-- or even the characters in Buffy who can quote movies -- word-perfect with suspicion and envy. I get the scansion right...
I had a very strange experience recently. I’ve been re-reading Diana Wynne Jones’s book, in order to write them up for my Official Read-through Index (which, erm, hasn’t been updated in awhile). So I read Homeward Bounders, which is utterly tragic and well-written and yet I don’t love it as much as ...
Not the best DWJ story (the Chrestomanci tales remain my favorites), but a good, imaginative piece of fiction about a young boy who is forced to travel between alternate universes until he can find his home reality.