Author Topic: Diana Wynne Jones  (Read 19056 times)

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Re: Diana Wynne Jones
« Reply #30 on: August 24, 2014, 11:25:15 pm »
Nice review.

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Re: Diana Wynne Jones
« Reply #31 on: March 23, 2019, 01:40:25 pm »
I love these books because it doesn't matter where they're shelved, adults are going to get things out of reading them.  Even 'Yes, Dear', a picture book. 

Her stories often start with a fairly normal situation, and then something odd happens, and the characters start scrambling around to cope.
Yeah.  Chemistry sets that seem to have been imported from Hogwarts.  Pilgrim parties tearing up the countryside.  A griffin daughter who pushes mountains out of shape.  A witch sister who's trying to kill him.  A puppy who's really the denizen of Sirus, the dog star.

Goes with this, IMO:  https://www.tor.com/2019/03/20/the-ordinary-extraordinary-why-fantasy-should-seem-real/
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Re: Diana Wynne Jones
« Reply #33 on: November 08, 2019, 06:37:20 am »
Time for a reread!