Patricia Mckillip



>>By BLUE   (Saturday, 25 Jan 2003 17:59)

I am in the middle of reading Winter Rose, so far i'm convinced that Patricia McK. is one of the best authors in the world. her novels are inspiring and are totally convincing.

>>By Anona   (Sunday, 20 Apr 2003 19:27)

In 1976 I picked up McKillip's Riddle Master of Hed, and I haven't missed any of her books since then. I had to wait for the rest of the trilogy, and it was really hard. I love her work, both the early stuff and the latest--I'm waiting for her new book which is out soon, can't wait. I think what makes her writing so compelling is her ability to construct characters and landscapes with a detail dropped here and there. Her books appear simple but are not, they appear hopelessly complex, and again, are not. The answer is always right in front of you, or nearby. I love the way McKillip surprises me--in Song for the Basilisk I was sure I knew who was good, who was bad, but I was wrong. In these books good and bad aren't really useful categories. I remember how I cried at the end of Haarpist in the Wind, when the winds are set free. I won't say more--wouldn't want to give the end away. I am always amazed by these books. Every year or so, or at times when I feel I am losing myself, I read The Forgotten Beasts of Eld. It always brings me back to myself, reminds me why all this living is important. That's why I love her books so much--they help me remember that the world is not all dark, even when it feels that way, even when it looks that way. I would like to meet her someday, I write too, and it would be fun to talk shop. But she's a very private person and I respect that.

>>By Shelley   (Saturday, 31 May 2003 07:31)

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