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SSar's Beast
Just now, I finished reading a newly released book, Pegasus by Robin McKinley, which I had ordered through a local bookstore.

Then I turned to the internet to see if I had by some chance received a damaged copy with perhaps the last ten chapters missing.

I wish I were joking.

In my frantic internet searching, I have stumbled upon McKinley's blog, in which she describes immense frustration in writing the book and declares it's going to be a two parter. Maybe. If she gets around to writing the second half.



Okay, so Alex pointed out that McKinley has a rather curious and informal style on her personal blog, which encouraged me to idly flick through a few pages, and actually on the front page (http://robinmckinleysblog.com/) if you scroll down a little, there's a "merry unbirthday" post in which the celebrated author declares that it's her birthday and she's drunk and it may even be on youtube.

...so, we don't grow out of that?

I'm a little frightened.

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I don't imagine we grow out of anything. In fact, one of my favourite Terry Pratchett goes goes a little like this: Inside every old person is a young person wondering what happened.

Indeed! But now, whenever an ageing person gets to the "I shall wear purple and a red hat that doesn't go," stage, and loses any desire for the approval of society, we shall hear all about it on the internet.

Ooh what is the book about? I haven't read anything new of hers since "Sunshine."

Sunshine's still my favourite of her books. Pegasus... is a bit of a "does what it says on the tin" book. There's a princess in a country which is jointly ruled by humans and pegasi, but for some (partly magical) reason they find it very difficult to communicate. But when this princess gets her ceremonial pegasus companion, they discover they can talk to each other with ease. This seems to cause problems.

It's very fluffy. I ordered it for myself as a treat at the end of the academic year.

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