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Tuesday, October 5, 2010
Book Review: The Hero and the Crown, Robin McKinley
And I'm not sorry. Not really. I guess I was even kind of glad once I FINALLY got to the end, because at least then I understood how it got the Newberry.
I hate to say it, I think this particular book only won because it's a great ("great" as in big or thorough) example of girl power, and that in a fantasy no less, a genre dominated, of course, by boys.
Maybe it was the impolite fumes.... Maybe if I'd sat in my perfectly fragrant leather chair--so soft, comfortable, and adept at eliciting inducements of thought and imagery--I'd have sunk a little more deeply and, if not consistently, at least sympathetically, into the story.
And not that there's nothing redemptive about it. There are lots of people like it. I'm just not one of them.
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