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- Nov 6, 2008
Oh, I loved Look to Windward. I thought it was a beautiful novel about the personal cost of war.
Sure. But so does Use of Weapons. All three are arguably character studies of exciting characters.But (in an attempt to provide spoilers for two works of fiction by using something from a third) it has a plot that resembles Amy Farrah-Fowler's characterisation of that of Raiders of the Lost Ark.
You didn't. You criticized Windward as deficient for being like Fowler's entirely accurate description of Raiders. If that isn't also a criticism of Raiders, then I guess you'd have to disagree with Amy. Or, plot isn't everything, and you're not being critical of either.Where did I say I did?
Im planning on rereading the wasp factory soon. Because its short and efficient, not one word wasted, it might be useful in learning how to pare down the bloated tome that is my current manuscript!I don't think I have been affected by a single writer as much as Banks. Read the regular fiction, too. I've read Crow Road at least 3 times.