Something Rich and Strange

by Patricia McKillip | Science Fiction & Fantasy | This book has not been rated.
ISBN: 1596871261 Global Overview for this book
Registered by wingGoryDetailswing of Nashua, New Hampshire USA on 12/9/2007
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Journal Entry 1 by wingGoryDetailswing from Nashua, New Hampshire USA on Sunday, December 09, 2007
I've been eyeing this fair-condition trade paperback (different cover than shown) on every visit to Annie's Book Stop for quite a while now, and it finally tripped my "still looks interesting, might as well get it" button. It's by Patricia McKillip, whose dreamy fantasy Forgotten Beasts of Eld I enjoyed long ago.

This book seems to be a re-telling (or re-interpreting) of the "Tam Lin" myth, but where one lover is taken under the sea by mer-folk instead of into the hills by the Faerie. [I also learned, after some web-searching to find a cover-pic matching the one on my book, that the novel was originally published in collaboration with a set of paintings by Brian Froud, and while my edition's cover is one of his works, my book doesn't include any other artwork. Oh, well!]

Later: I tried to get into this one, I really did, but somehow it never grabbed me. It seemed almost surreal to me, beyond my comfort level, and it just felt vague and confusing. Maybe someone else will enjoy it...

Journal Entry 2 by wingGoryDetailswing at Nashua, New Hampshire USA on Thursday, September 24, 2009

Released 9 yrs ago (9/24/2009 UTC) at Nashua, New Hampshire USA



I'm putting this trade paperback into Laevina's Fantasy/SF/Horror book box (see the forum post for the mailing order). The box will be on its way to BCer Oldbroad in Washington later today. Enjoy!

Journal Entry 3 by Oldbroad from Grapeview, Washington USA on Wednesday, October 07, 2009
Taken from the Sci-Fi, Fantasy and Horror bookbox. Thank you!

Journal Entry 4 by Oldbroad at OBCZ at Reed Library in Shelton, Washington USA on Saturday, January 05, 2013

Released 6 yrs ago (1/2/2013 UTC) at OBCZ at Reed Library in Shelton, Washington USA


Released at my local OBCZ for other readers to enjoy.

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