[LMB] OT: R.A. MacAvoy

Jason Long sturmvogel66 at gmail.com
Mon Sep 18 02:12:05 BST 2017


I loved the trilogy as a young adult, but haven't read it since. Been
meaning to reread it, but was afraid that the Suck Fairy might have visited
it in the meantime.

On Sun, Sep 17, 2017 at 8:09 PM, Jim Parish <jparish at siue.edu> wrote:

> A. Marina Fournier wrote:
>
>> On Sep 17, 2017, at 2:00 PM, Sylvia McIvers <sylviamcivers at gmail.com>
>> wrote:
>>
>>> I did not know that!  I always wondered why the very excellent Tea with
>>> the
>>> Black Dragon had no sequel.
>>>
>> Ha! I can answer that!
>> Twisting the Rope
>> Name taken from the Irish folk song, Casadh An tSúgáin: twisting the hay
>> rope.
>>
>
> I believe I once read that one, but I remember nothing about it. My
> particular favorite MacAvoy is _Damiano_, first of a trilogy. (The first is
> superb, the second - _Damiano's Lute_ - merely very good, the third
> (_Raphael_)... let's just say I no longer have it. The black dragon makes
> an unnecessary appearance, and there's no more than one scene which I
> remember with fondness.)
>
> Jim Parish
>
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