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Guy Gavriel Kay

So, as my flist know very well, I am a huge fan of the Harry Potter series.  I am also a big fan of the fantasy genre more generally. A favorite writer of mine is Guy Gavriel Kay, who writes really amazing fantasy novels (he also helped to edit "The Silmarillion", for the Tolkien fans among you). His strengths are writing a large cast of interesting characters, avoiding trite "happy endings", and creating a detailed sense of a world in a way that reminds me of well-written historical fiction.

I have recently comverted a couple of HP friends to this author, and we plan to embark on a reading of his novel "Tigana", a wonderful book set in a place similar to medieval Italy. (Here, to tempt you, is a review of the book from the Toronto Star: http://www.brightweavings.com/reviews/revtigana.htm ). We've started up a Yahoo! group for this activity, and would love to have others join us if this sounds like fun. Just post here if you are interested, and I can send you an invitation.



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Apr. 18th, 2008 10:30 am (UTC)
I'm interested, but how I'm going to get any of Mr. Kay's book at a reasonable price is a question that will exercise the mind.
Apr. 18th, 2008 12:49 pm (UTC)
Libraries are your friend :D
Apr. 18th, 2008 02:18 pm (UTC)
Hi Anonymous! I would appreciate if you indicated in some way who you are. If I know you from somewhere, that is. :)
Apr. 19th, 2008 04:54 am (UTC)
Not in Fiji, sorry ;-)
Apr. 18th, 2008 05:49 pm (UTC)
I might check out this author after I've gone through the latest book purchases I've made. Sounds like something I could sink my teeth into at some point.
Apr. 18th, 2008 07:14 pm (UTC)
If you do read them and decide you'd like to discuss with other fans, keep me in mind! I can send you the information about our group.
Apr. 18th, 2008 10:35 pm (UTC)
a very noble goal! enjoy reading. i would join if it weren't for being in the middle of reading/discussing the brothers karamazov as well as preparing for the gres...
Apr. 18th, 2008 10:58 pm (UTC)
Ah, I did think you might be tempted...you were one of my potential targets. Though I did also suspect you might be too busy what with GREs and all.
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