bram452 (bram452) wrote,

A Shadow in Summer on Fantasy Faction, with extra added my teacher used to tell me . . .

Originally published at You can comment here or there.

First of the Long Price Quartet, and darn spiffy cover art if I do say so myself.

Well if you’ve read A Shadow in Summer and want to talk about what I got right and wrong in it, or if you’ve wanted to read it and talk about it with someone, or if you just really enjoy spoiler and would like to get a good understanding of the book without actually reading it, October is your lucky month.  Your friends and mine at Fantasy-Faction are looking to start up a conversation about the book.

I have to admit, I look on these with a mixture of delight and trepidation.  You may remember the short story club’s conversation about The Best Monkey.

Looking back at A Shadow in Summer, I have to admit I would do one thing differently.  Specifically, I would add one simple, declarative sentence on page 231 of the hardback that would clarify and dispel the one persistent criticism people have of the book.  But as my old teacher, Fred Saberhagen said, if it’s not on the page, it’s not on the page.  The joy of being a writer is living forever with our petty failures.

So anyway, if you’re up for it, by all means go talk the book over.

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