Robin McKinley Message Board
Adnamarine posts on 8/20/2005 4:03:23 PM
Hey there, peoples. I cannot believe I've never thought to go to this board before! Robin McKinley is such an amazing author! Q: Is sunshine good? I've been looking for it at the library and haven't found it. Rose Daughter sort of confused me and Beauty herself... she wasn't a very good character, in my opinion. I could not feel her emotions or relate to her the way I can most of RMs books. I was a little disapointed w/ that book. My favorites, I think, are Spindles End and The Blue Sword. Well, Ta! ~Adna
Anonymous posts on 8/15/2005 12:46:13 PM
Read the Hero and the Crown, the prequel.
Babygurl posts on 8/13/2005 12:50:26 PM
OH MY GOD!!!! I just read the best book EVER!!!! The Blue Sword is amazing!!!! Corlath sounds so hot in it!!!! Harry is my hero (sorta, she is not real)!That book you guys were talking about before, something about Luthe loving Aerin untill the stars crumble, well Aerin and Luthe are in the Blue Sword, and Luthe is the seer and does not love Aerin. Well you guys are cool even though I dont know you so bye
Burrahobbit posts on 8/3/2005 8:56:26 PM
Yay! I haven't read Outlaws of sherwood, so I can't really agree or disagree.... but I did read her part of her forward and she was talking about how Pyle's was totaly unhistorically correct which made me biased to hers... I'll get around to reading it one day
Davraena posts on 8/3/2005 8:12:24 PM
I finally read the great classic, Howrd Pyle's Robin Hood. Comparing it with Outlaws of Sherwood is like comparing Emma and Clueless. One was written to a later audience. I like them both for their own sake.
Davraena posts on 5/25/2005 8:24:37 PM
Yeah, exactly. I have a friend who is deluded when it comes to interpreting love. He doesn't think that Arwen and Aragorn even have a love story in the LotR books, that they made it up for the movie. And he's read the appendices!
Lady posts on 5/22/2005 7:08:33 PM
i don't remember liking rose daughter too much. i think she thought beauty was underdone, but then rose daughter was overdone. uh, deerskin was disturbing at the beginning and the end. the outlaws of sherwood was excellent. babygirl, how can you possibly think that Aerin and Luthe did not love each other romantically. I quote from Luthe: "I will love you till the stars crumble, which is a less idle threat than is usual to lovers on parting. Go now for i truly cannot bear this." And then there was the whole sleeping dialogue...
Burrahobbit posts on 5/11/2005 12:00:31 AM
I've only read, Beauty, spindle's End, The Blue Sword and the Hero and the Crown. As I've said before, sometimes there's something I really like about her books and sometimes there's something i really don't -and Sometimes there's something that's both. hmm... Beauty remains my favorite I should probable read Rose Daughter
Babygirl posts on 5/10/2005 9:57:34 PM
Hi, I was looking through this website and saw a previous conversation about "The Hero and the Crown". I had a slightly different point of view on the situation between Aerin, Tor and Luthe. It seemed to me that the relationship between Aerin and Luthe was not actually a romance, and they weren't lovers. Luthe healed her and taught her the ways of a mage. He loved her in the affectionate way of a teacher and father. They were very fond of each other but in a very different way than Aerin and Tor. Also, In "The Blue Sword," Luthe was talking to Harry and said "Aerin was very dear to me. Teachers are always vain of the students who go on to do great things." I don't think they wanted to marry eachother.
Lady posts on 5/10/2005 8:07:52 PM
what other books have guys read? I think i've read them all except sunshine (which looks... strange) and her short stories. I even read deerskin! (which i have never read again.)
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