[LMB] Book Curses (Penric?)

Raymond Collins rcrcoll6 at gmail.com
Tue Jan 4 22:59:16 GMT 2022


Penric would never put a curse on anybody stealing, damaging or destroying
a book. But he'd surely would curse them. As for what Des would do?

On Tue, Jan 4, 2022, 9:07 AM sdean at sdean.net <sdean at sdean.net> wrote:

> But real education that doesn't just confirm your prejudice is always
> perilous.  Just as you should be careeful what you ask for......
>
> ‐‐‐‐‐‐‐ Original Message ‐‐‐‐‐‐‐
>
> On Tuesday, January 4th, 2022 at 9:53 AM, Gwynne Powell <
> gwynnepowell at hotmail.com> wrote:
>
> > From: Raymond Collins rcrcoll6 at gmail.com
> >
> > "May you die a death of a thousand paper cuts if you damage or steal this
> >
> > book."
> >
> > "May the Librarian of the Unseen University rip your arms out the their
> >
> > sockets if you burn this book!"
> >
> > Gwynne: I don't think Penric would put curses in his books; a sorcerer
> >
> > has to be very careful about things like that. Just one student has some
> >
> > horrible accident, and suddenly everyone is blaming sorcerers for making
> >
> > cursed books - and a lot of students stop reading. There's so many odd
> >
> > rumours about sorcerers in his world as it is (and, let's face it, most
> of the
> >
> > rumours aren't even close to what they can really do. Sorcerers are
> >
> > pretty scary, really - we just see a really nice one.)
> >
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