Re: [Re: McKinley: spindles end]

From: Tawen Chang <>
Date: Thu Mar 09 2000 - 19:57:23 PST

I have to say that I loved Tam Lin and Pamela Dean in general. Of course,
I didn't get 2/3 of the allusions in the book, but it's more of an
atmosphere thing. (Believe it or not, there is a whole web page devoted to
unpacking the literary allusions in Dean's works.)

By the way, there is now a blurb about Spindle's End (from Kirkus Reviews)
on the page for Spindle's End.


At 04:20 PM 3/9/00 -0800, wrote:
>I haven't read anything in that series other than Tam Lin myself, but I did
>enjoy, mostly as a lit. junkie (English major)...three plays referred to in
>the book are now the focus of my senior thesis...but I also have a Celtic
>fantasy focus...I have read Sheri S. Tepper's Beauty (sleeping beauty), which
>does touch on several fairy tales, including Tam Lin...but the Tepper
novel is
>far more political and not even half as sit-by-the-window-and-read comfy as
>McKinley's works...obviously...
>"Amy Anderson" <> wrote:
>Briar Rose was wonderful. It is an adaptation that takes place during the
>holocaust. But I did not like Tam Lin. It was too long for the story line so
>it dragged a lot.
> Amy
>On Wed, 8 Mar 2000 20:44:04 ShanChan wrote:
>>Has anyone else read the Fairy Tale series? Books from it include Snow White
>>Rose Red, Briar Rose, Tam Lin, etc. I prefer ones similar to Robin's or Snow
>>White Rose Red, where the fairy tale is left fairly intact. Can anyone
>>recommend other novelizations?
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