marc.wilson at gmx.co.uk
Thu Oct 23 12:47:12 BST 2014
On Thu, 23 Oct 2014 15:07:35 +1100, Gwynne Powell
<gwynnepowell at hotmail.com> wrote:
>I adore Cordelia, but I also see her as one of the most frightening characters
>in the books. She has an intellectual honesty that cuts to the bone on the
>first stroke. She's calm, centred, clear-eyed, rational, wise, objective and
>capable of doing whatever is necessary, in cold blood, and without pause
>or mercy. She'll pay for it later in a whiplash of emotions, but not in regret.
>That doesn't mean she doesn't love - she's passionate and whole-hearted
>about it, completely committed to her choices and her path. But she's
>well aware of the costs, and the consequences, and decided from the beginning
>that she'd pay them.
She's actually my favourite character of the whole series.
Wealth is not without its advantages and the case to the contrary, although
it has often been made, has never proved widely persuasive.
- J.K. Galbraith
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