[LMB] Komarr question
rob.hymer at ntlworld.com
Thu Oct 2 18:23:12 BST 2008
Speaking as a former Tien, I would disagree that you are like this for good.
You can, normally after some monstrous train-wreck of a life decision, see
that it was your fault and yours alone and take responsibility for it. There
is, after all, a first time for everything. However, after that comes the
realisation that you have been, not an ass but a monster for your entire
Putting things into a workable format after that takes years, if it ever
happens. This probably accounts for Komarr being my least favourite
Vorkosigan book - far too much like looking in a mirror. Things have come to
a poor pass when you see a section featuring Etienne Vorsoisson and thinking
'that's [cringe] just what I would have done'.
> Claire Nollet wrote:
>>No, no -- you know MY ex ...
And mine, alas. There's a reason some of us find Tien much more believeable
than others do.
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