Posts Tagged: pern

Reading notes, week 43

October 23: The Mysteries of St Jorian the Martyr by AZDesertRose. Novelette-length Deryni fanfic, proving yet again that Deryni fanfic is on average better than canon, just like Pern fanfic. Tigger Holmes and the Case of the Midnight Slipper by Small_Hobbit. #22 in The Casebook of Tigger Holmes, which I’m subscribed to and that’s a

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Reading notes, week 43

October 23: Dragonhaven by Robin McKinley. It’s… strange. About halfway through I got interested enough to continue but I don’t think it will ever be a favourite. It should be “USA as a fantasy world” but the fact that it isn’t a fantasy world gets in the way, and (I think, not being USan or

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Reading notes, week 37

September 12: The Suck Fairy’s Greatest Hits: The Dragonriders of Pern. Extensive deconstruction of the Pern books. Goodness, that was a long haul. I read all the deconstructions of books I’ve read, one of a book I haven’t read but I needed it for the continuity, one of a book I DNF’ed to see if

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Reading notes, week 9

February 29: Gaudeamus Igitur, Maturae Dum Sumus, Lord Peter Wimsey fanfic (though he hardly figures in it: most of his role is taken by his nephew). This time I skipped all the explicit Jerry/Bunter parts and read only the sweet but somewhat fraught Miss Lydgate/Miss Climpson parts. Still, it’s a rehash of Gaudy Night as

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