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Winter Rose by Patricia A. McKillip
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Sep 03, 2009

really liked it
bookshelves: library-book, fiction
Recommended for: anyone who likes Robin McKinley
Read in September, 2009

I've read some Patricia A. McKillip before, but I can't remember exactly what or when. This book reminded me so strongly of my favorite parts of Robin McKinley's work that I'm going to have to read more McKillip.
The book is set in the same sort of fairy-tale, peasant era that so many fantasy worlds employ, and goes from there to a world beyond and back, as many fantasy novels do. However, McKillip paints this world with images too beautiful to consign to the ordinary. There is a section of cloudy-and-confusing on the part of the protagonist (again, à la McKinley), but the images used carried me along without making me shake my head to cast out the static.
It felt more like a fragment than an entire story, and I wish there were more of it to read.

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Reading Progress

09/07/2009 page 45
17.18% "I keep forgetting I'm not reading Robin McKinley. Very reminiscent of my favorite parts of her writing."
09/14/2009 page 217
82.82% "It's all weird and confusing now, just like McKinley's work gets!"

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