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The Tamora Pierce Checklist

Lots of new things happening in the fandom right now, between the new Beka book coming out and the Goldenlake Drabble and Fanart Competitions!

I haven't read the new book yet, but its arrival and a certain comment got me thinking. Here is what kaos_sparrow had to say in this post:

I would like to see a book where the focus isn't as much on Our Main Characters Are Girls. It would be interesting to see something more subtle, where one of the main characters is a boy but there are plot-important female characters. Sometimes it feels like the difference is being thrown in your face, like girls can't be side characters and still be important.

I would want to read this book, but I don't think it would still be a book by Tamora Pierce if it were written this way. T/F?

So, what exactly makes a Tamora Pierce book a Tamora Pierce book? If your were making a checklist, what defining items would be on it that let you know that you're reading a book by Our Author?




May. 7th, 2009 02:17 am (UTC)
Ya know, actually I haven't finished it yet! Its a lot to take in, and I'm reading in small installments so I retain all the info...lol... I don't wana miss anything :-D I oughtta be done by the weekend tho..but then ill be sad with nothing to read. :(
May. 7th, 2009 09:47 pm (UTC)
Tried Terry Pratchett or Neil Gaiman?
May. 8th, 2009 03:13 am (UTC)
I love 'American Gods' and 'Neverwhere.' Are those your favourites, or do you prefer others of his books?

(I never got into Terry Prachett.) --Imo
May. 13th, 2009 01:00 am (UTC)
I haven't really read anything of Neil's besides Good Omens, Coraline, and the Sandman bookettes.

I suppose a rather twisted sense of humor is needed for Terry Pratchett.
May. 16th, 2009 06:11 pm (UTC)
I prefer Neil Gaiman, but on the Pratchett side of things, I did read 'Good Omens' and liked it a lot, especially the reluctant friendship between Crowley and Aziraphale. And the footnotes. --Imo
May. 18th, 2009 01:51 am (UTC)
The footnootes are always wonderful.
May. 8th, 2009 03:14 am (UTC)
Hah! I tend to devour and skim. There is something to be said for reading slowly and savouring the enjoyment. --Imo