6 thoughts on “Um, No

  1. If you have a choice, then simply knowing there is another option means the person is NOT innocent.
    And is this the same guy who wrote about the Wicked Witch of the (Whatever Direction) and made her to be the heroine?

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    1. Yes, it is the same guy.
      I hadn’t read Wicked or seen the Broadway show, but from a distance it looked like a very well-done rehash of the witch-as-misunderstood-victim trope.

      I picked up Brides of Maracoor in the New Books section, found the premise intriguing and the first several pages well-written, and by the time I found out who the author was, it was too late. I was hooked. If he had started out preachy, I would have DNF’d, but he didn’t.

      The quote could arguably be applied to children who “don’t know any better” and, if they are forced to participate in depravity (given no other choice), do so in a sort of innocent way. But there are multiple senses to the word “innocent,” and most of them do not work for this quote. In fact, my main quarrel with Brides ended up revolving around this very issue. If you’re interested, some day I can copy-paste my review from Goodreads.

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          1. No worries, not trying to change how you blog. I guess I didn’t realize you posted reviews elsewhere and not here.
            Being an author I can understand. You want to keep your website “on brand”.

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          2. It’s partly that, and partly that I almost always post a short review when I finished a book on Goodreads, but I don’t always have the time or energy to write one that’s long/comprehensive/fair enough that I would be comfortable posting it on my blog. In the case of the review of Brides, I feel it came out pretty OK and could go up on Out of Babel. It opens up some cans of worms, but they are the same worms we usually see crawling around over here on OOB.

            Anyway, long story short, I don’t automatically cross-post every review I do, but am certainly willing to re-post this one by Stooge request. However, it won’t be next week, as next week, we have a video about aliens on the lineup.

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