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  •  Yes, Riverbends books are from a long time (6+ / 0-)

    ago.  She spoke truth whether we wanted to hear it or not.

    The books are from her diaries so pretty much what you read daily.

    Hubby does want to go to see the Hobbit in the theater, but if they messed up the riddle part, I will be in deep trouble.  That is so important to the idea of "story".

    Have you already read McKillip's early trilogy?  

    There are riddles in it.  

    Riddle of the Stars series
        Riddle-Master of Hed
        Heir of Sea and Sky
        Harpist in the Wind

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    by cfk on Wed Dec 12, 2012 at 06:44:55 PM PST

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    •  I haven't read anything else by McKillip. (5+ / 0-)

      The point of the Riddle, the reason I was worried about it, is that it captures the fairy tale essence that Peter Jackson stripped out of his LOTR series, turning it into more of a modern fantasy lit adventure story.  The point is, a little man with hairy feet bargaining with a creature that wants to eat him by having a riddle contest...  When that happens, you know that you've left the world of reality behind and entered a world of dream logic that has its own rules.  Grim realism with lots of CGI effects ruin the tone.

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