Re: [Re: [McKinley: rose daughter (YAY!]]

From: Julie S. McCandless <>
Date: Tue Mar 28 2000 - 18:27:57 PST

I agree. I loved Beauty and Rose Daughter. I don't think one is better
than the other...they are just two different books. Different takes on the
same story, each equally enjoyable in its own way. And the Beauty of RD,
though not as outspoken as Beauty/Honour, could stand up for herself when
she had to (i.e. she "roared like Lionheart" to get her father to let her go
to the castle). In short, RD is simply very, very good book.

> I'll speak up on behalf of RD--I thought that Beauty was a sweet,
> story, but that Rose Daughter was the product of a more mature writer...I
> didn't find it confusing really. The roses were a metaphor for
> love/relationships/beauty/happiness...and for all that RD's Beauty was
> spoken and usually passive, she did have a backbone...and she had to
> rescue the beast by reviving the roses...In Beauty, the heroine had to
fall in
> love with him, not fight on his behalf, so to speak.
> RD definitely has a different, more mature voice, and the ending reflected
> that as well...a more pragmatic and romantic ending, really partially
> there is a mildly bittersweet taste... Beauty takes the beast as he really
> to her...perhaps not as storybook, but I found RD to be a more substantial
> work than Beauty. I love Beauty as well, but it has a different, more
> feel...different books for different moods.
> Katya
> "Eli Grantaire" <> wrote:
> Rose Daughter is probably the only Robin book that I've only read once. I
> simply didn't get it. I much preferred Beauty . . . she seemed to be more
> real . . . the other book was just soooooo far above me . . . maybe I'll
> reread it in a couple of months and see if it makes any more sense then .
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