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Books Eleven and Twelve - cellophane
the story of an invisible girl
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renniekins
Books Eleven and Twelve
Anne Mccaffrey was my favorite author when I was in high school/early college. The Dragonriders series will always be my favorite, but the Crystal books are good too. I was at Netmouse's house, and she was freecycling some books. I saw Crystal Line, and it was the third in the Crystal series, but I'd never read it. I immediately picked it up, but she pointed out that if I couldn't remember Killishandra very well I should read it first. She very generously dug into her pile of books NOT to be freecycled, and gave it to me. Cool! I read both quite quickly. More fun and brain-candy type books. Enjoyable reads.

Killishandra, by Anne Mccaffrey

Crystal Line, by Anne Mccaffrey
(Overly dramatic, but still kept my attention and interest.)

There, now I'm up to date. So far... but the book I'm reading now is very short!

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From: writerwench Date: March 31st, 2007 09:44 pm (UTC) (Link)
Have you ever read any of Tanith Lee's work?
Her 'Drinking Sapphire Wine' is a classic, beautifully crafted story.
I read it frequently to remind myself just how good science fiction can be.
dagibbs From: dagibbs Date: March 31st, 2007 10:18 pm (UTC) (Link)
Crystal Singer is the first in the series. (I've got a couple copies.) I read it ages ago, too, though not as long ago as the Mary Stewart. I quite like Crystal Singer, but was disappointed with Killishandra, and didn't bother with any further at that point. Killishandra had appeared about around the time I was feeling that Mccaffrey's writing was starting to go down hill. Moretta was as good as the Dragonriders and Harperhall trilogies, and there were other disappointments, too.
From: writerwench Date: April 1st, 2007 09:48 am (UTC) (Link)
Yes... after 'The Ship Who Sang' and the first few Dragon books, I felt McCaffrey was on a less-than-100%-creative roll. Great ideas, but the style and the quality of the storytelling became rather automated, somehow.

dagibbs From: dagibbs Date: April 1st, 2007 01:39 pm (UTC) (Link)
Yeah, the first "Ship who..." was pretty good, too. The rest... blah.
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