[LMB] Book Curses (Penric?)

sdean at sdean.net sdean at sdean.net
Tue Jan 4 15:06:52 GMT 2022


But real education that doesn't just confirm your prejudice is always perilous.  Just as you should be careeful what you ask for......

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On Tuesday, January 4th, 2022 at 9:53 AM, Gwynne Powell <gwynnepowell at hotmail.com> wrote:

> From: Raymond Collins rcrcoll6 at gmail.com
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> "May you die a death of a thousand paper cuts if you damage or steal this
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> book."
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> "May the Librarian of the Unseen University rip your arms out the their
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> sockets if you burn this book!"
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> Gwynne: I don't think Penric would put curses in his books; a sorcerer
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> has to be very careful about things like that. Just one student has some
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> horrible accident, and suddenly everyone is blaming sorcerers for making
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> cursed books - and a lot of students stop reading. There's so many odd
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> rumours about sorcerers in his world as it is (and, let's face it, most of the
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> rumours aren't even close to what they can really do. Sorcerers are
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> pretty scary, really - we just see a really nice one.)
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