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  •  Thank you, shari, for taking the time to point me (3+ / 0-)
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    to good starting points, and offer me a taste of their quiddities.

    I think we were talking briefly about Wynn-Jones in Bookflurries. I enjoyed Miyazaki's Howl's Moving Castle - as I enjoy all of his (I like Spirited Away most).

    My friend's teen daughters, eager readers, were loving Inkheart, last time I saw them.

    I like "silly and whimsical", and subtlety and meta-fiction. These all sound like interesting books to explore.

    "Every man has a right to utter what he thinks truth" Samuel Johnson

    by Brecht on Sat Jun 15, 2013 at 02:41:54 PM PDT

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    •  Brecht, Diana Wynne-Jones (2+ / 0-)
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      has long had a terrific reputation as a novelist among the adults who vote for Hugos and Nebulas. Not sure whether she's ever won any (I THINK she has, and not in a YA category either, but don't remember for certain).

      So she certainly has an adult crossover appeal along the lines of (although not as huge as) Rowling's.

      Irony takes a worse beating from Republicans than Wile E. Coyote does from Acme. --Tara the Antisocial Social Worker

      by Youffraita on Sat Jun 15, 2013 at 11:40:36 PM PDT

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