Re: RARA-AVIS: Whitfield's GREEN ICE

Date: 02 Nov 2002


Re you comment below:

> One small complaint I would make about the novel is
> that Mal
> and most of the other characters are continuously
> rehashing
> the events and speculating on motive and guilt. By
> the
> second half of the novel this continous process
> becomes a
> bit worn and tedious.

This was perhaps a consequence of its first appearing as a serial in BLACK MASK. In fact, if memory serves, the serial installments were (as with RED HARVEST, THE DAIN CURSE, and a number of other novels that first appeared in BLACK MASK) writeen so that each could stand on its own as a short story, which may have necessitated "summing up" scenes in each installment to clue readers in to the fact that the supposedly
"autonomous" stories were part of a larger whole.


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