Tuesday, November 3, 2009

A Wizard Alone

by Diane Duane

Grade: Good

One of the best ones yet, by far. Even the cover is one of the best. However, it was all in the world that this one took place, not the characters. I didn't love any of the characters, in a certain sense. I did like the greater emphasis on Kit than on some of the other books, and Darryl... Darryle was awsome--just not in a favourite-character type of way, I guess.
Plus, she's getting more and more Christian. Look at this description of sainthood:

Pg. 221: "But the trouble with sainthood these days is the robe-and-halo imagery that gets stuck onto it. [...] People forget that robes were street clothes once...and still are, in a lot of places. and halos are to that fierce air of innocence what speech balloons in comics are to the sound of the voice itself. Shorthand. But most people just see an old symbol and don't bother looking behind it for the meaning. Sainthood starts to look old-fashioned, unattainable ... even repellent. Actually, you can see it all around, once you learn to spot it."

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