[LMB] BD: TSK: Beguilement: initial impression

Pat Mathews mathews55 at msn.com
Thu Apr 7 19:39:32 BST 2011

IIRC, that bluff is not in New Orleans, but in Natchez.


> To: lois-bujold at lists.herald.co.uk
> From: claiream at aol.com
> Date: Thu, 7 Apr 2011 14:36:17 -0400
> Subject: Re: [LMB] BD: TSK: Beguilement: initial impression
> From: Tom Vinson <t.vinson at sbcglobal.net>
> I'd be interested in knowing how people's first impressions
> of the book relate to where they come from.*  I spent much
> of my childhood within (strenuous) walking distance of a
> bluff overlooking the Missouri, but Ohio/Oleanna isn't all
> that different from northeastern Kansas.
> I grew up in southern Ohio, just outside of Cincinnati. 
> It seemed so familiar that I kept trying to make the settings fit places I know. It was the weird whipsaws, like the bluff by New Orleans, that threw me. I found it odd that the very near-familiarity made it harder at first for me to get into the story. Later that same familiarity increased my fondness for it. Also, I now really want to travel down the Ohio/Mississippi by riverboat someday.
> Claire M.
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