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Thursday, 13 October 2005



Well done, Simon! And by the way, I have a signed omnibus Fionavar, too :). Like yours, personally delivered.


Congrats! That was a totally cool clerihew to be sure.


Yer just lucky I was on vacation and couldn't play < /bluster>. Congratulations on your winning wit.


I don't get it.



Which part?

Blew his lid
Now he's did ?

I used the 'did' to put Rakoth in the past tense (ie - dead) and to force the rhyme with 'lid', to fit the requisite structure of a Clerihew.

Unless that's not it, in which case you'll have to enlighten me.

Alec Lynch

Congratulations again. This brightweavings place sounds pretty cool; I think I'll have to check it out.

-Alec Lynch


Congratulations Simon!

Just out of curiosity, which book will you / did you choose?

I would be hard pressed to choose between..
The Summer Tree (as the first GGK book I ever read, 17 or 18 years ago), Tigana (which for me was GGK's first "more serious" work, or "Lions of Al Rassan", my current favorite (and apparently most everyone else's too!).



There's a Canadian Omnibus edition of the Fionavar Tapestry that includes the whole trilogy. It was released a couple years ago to commemorate the 20th anniversary of The Summer Tree.

And since I gave my original Tapestry hardbacks away as a gift last Christmas, this is the perfect opportunity to replace them all in one volume!

(Lions is my favourite to date as well. I can't wait for the movie to come out. You do know about that as well, don't you?!)


I saw an offhand mention of the movie when browsing the Brightweavings forums ... but couldn't find much detailed information on the subject. I just re-googled and discovered that Ed Zwick will be directing it; he did a pretty good job with Last Samurai, so it seems to have potential.

I'm very curious as to how this will be treated in film ... do you know who is doing the screenplay? Will they be "historicizing" it or maintain the pseudo-fictional / historical world of Al Rassan? Funny thing is that GGK's novels as fiction are usually more historically accurate than most movies that claim to be "historical"!

I guess I should be asking this stuff over on Brightweavings! What's the best source of info you've got for the movie?

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