Comments on "Lloyd Alexander, 1924-2007" - Faerye Net 2007-05-24T12:33:47+00:00 Re: :( 2007-05-24T12:33:47+00:00 2007-05-24T12:33:47+00:00 <p>Indeed.</p> felicity Re: Supplemental readings 2007-05-24T12:32:56+00:00 2007-05-24T12:32:56+00:00 <p>I haven&#8217;t read <em>Time Cat</em> yet, tho&#8217; I own a copy.<br /> <br /> The Chronicles are a big obvious one. <em>The Book of Three, The Black Cauldron, The Castle of Llyr, The High King</em> and even the charming supplement <em>The Foundling and Other Tales of Prydain</em> are highly recommended.<br /> <br /> Of his stand-alone books, my favorite so far is <em>The Marvelous Misadventures of Sebastian</em>, and <em>The Two Lives of Lukas-Kasha</em> is rather amusing too. The Vesper Holly books are a matter of taste, but amusing. If only for the hilarity of a <em>female</em> action hero blowing off the handsome guy who falls in love with her each book, telling him she is too busy having adventures for a boyfriend.</p> felicity Supplemental readings 2007-05-24T07:14:54+00:00 2007-05-24T07:14:54+00:00 <p>Do you have recommendations of anything else he wrote? I couldn&#8217;t get into the Westmark series (okay, I did, but the last book left a bad taste in my mouth), and The Rope Trick was just horridly bland, sorta turned me off of trying anything else. Time Cat? Anything? Bueller? <br /> <br /> On a related note, go to the library today or tomorrow (you do have a library card by now, right?)-no, this can&#8217;t wait any longer than that-and pick up a copy of Kiki Strike in the Shadow City. I forget whom by. <br /> <br /> That&#8217;s assuming, of course, that you&#8217;ve already read Onion Girl, by Charles De Lint, because if you haven&#8217;t done that then you need to leave whatever you&#8217;re doing right now as you read this, buy yourself a copy at the closest retail outlet and enough food for you to survive for the next 23 hours, perhaps more if you have a wedding or funeral to go to between now and then.<br /> <br /> But you&#8217;re making me stray from my point: Kiki Strike is a totally squee-worthy book, easily the best I&#8217;ve read since Nick and Nora&#8217;s Infinite Playlist (which was the best since Onion Girl, which was the best since Feeling Sorry for Celia, which I gave you because you needed to read it so much). But I really did start this post wanting recommendations from you!</p> EMeta :( 2007-05-23T19:31:25+00:00 2007-05-23T19:31:25+00:00 <p>Wow. I never even read any of his books, but your description of his letter made me all weepy-eyed. He sounds like someone the world needs to make more of.</p> LadyLong