[LMB] Reaction to a passage you don't like

Zivya A zivya_a at yahoo.com
Sun Oct 18 18:26:09 BST 2009

--- On Fri, 10/16/09, Ed Burkhead <ed at edburkhead.com> wrote:

> From: Ed Burkhead <ed at edburkhead.com>

> I had nearly as strong a reaction to the torture sections
> of Mirror Dance.  ...   I still often
> skip the falling-apart battle at the beginning of MD as
> that hurts more than

personally, i find that the battle scenes are harsh but impersonal - deadly, certainly, but its a group thing.  

whereas ryoval is fine-tuning the torture to fit mark's most painful spots.  that's where the difference is. 

its sort of the difference between a general brawl, with possible broken ribs and other bones, and someone looking at a cripple and deciding to bring a metal stick down on the weakest point of hte injured limb. (as in one dick francis book)

zivya, who still skips that part of MD


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