» Believing Is Seeing: Seven Stories Ï Download by æ Diana Wynne Jones

» Believing Is Seeing: Seven Stories Ï Download by æ Diana Wynne Jones The cover is awesome I wish I could say I loved all the stories in here, but I didn t The Sage of Theare and Enna Hittims were my favorite ones The Master had a wonderfully paranoid atmosphere, but the ending was disappointing I didn t like nad and Dan adn Quaffy I suppose I am a pure fantasist at heart.
Classic Diana Wynne Jones, la mia opinione su questa raccolta soffre un poco perch avevo gi letto il brillante The Sage of Theare in Mixed Magics Four Tales of Chrestomanci Degli altri racconti il pi criptico e anche inquietante sicuramente The Master leggendo in seguito l introduzione naturalmente nato insieme a Fire and Hemlock Avventure divertenti Enna Hittims e Dragon Reserve, Home Eight The Girl Who Loved the Sun la spiegazione che l autrice tenta di dare alle fanciulle che si trasformano in piante e animali nella mitologia, curioso ma non l ho gradito come gli altri in un certo senso funziona di meno perch si chiude in modo pi pulito What the Cat Told Me un avventura di gatti e magie e maledizioni che piacerebbe ai fan di Howl s Moving Castle nad and Dan adn Quaffy infine I would like to talk about each of the seven stories in this book Warning, there are spoilers.
The Sage of Theare This was actually pretty interesting A lot of the timey wimey stuff went over my head, but I think I get the gist of it It was so cool I m not usually into the whole gods and goddesses scene, but Diana was able to make the story interesting enough for me to want to continue reading especially with the appearance of Chrestomanci 3 The Master This story was deliciously creepy I love how it is told in first person, and the descriptions of the wolves, especially Annie, were superb There s a total zinger at the end, when you find out that the story she is telling was actually a dream, and she s hoping the events of that dream don t play out in real life Of course there were elements of magic within this story, and I love that.
The Girl Who Loved Don t get me wrong, I subjectively enjoyed these than I thought they were good, but like a lot of authors who aren t really known for their short stories, they seemed a bit lazy and were spotty in terms of quality.
One critical comment Unlike other skilled authors like Lewis, Tolkien or Bradbury, Jones fails to invest her fantasies with much or any moral meaning To explain what I mean, in The Lord of the Rings, rings, trees, gates, magic, elvishness, and the sea are all invested with deep moral significance For Jones, any objects or abilities the characters have are morally and symbolically incidental and the bad guys and good guys in the stories could essentially switch abilities and places without much jiggering This is less of a problem in books with well drawn out characters like in Howl s Moving Castle, but in a book of short stories where Having just finished re reading this book for the third time, or thereabouts, I can pretty confidently say that I like it, at the very least More than just being an enjoyable read, however, it is a thoughtful read Every time I have read it I discover at least one or two new layers to think about in at least one or two of the stories The stories themselves, of course, vary in terms of how much thought they require and inspire.
I almost want to put individual reviews for the stories here, but I really haven t quite the motivation at the moment Perhaps after my next re reading My favourite story from the collection is What the Cat Told Me , definitely, though as a writer nad and Dan adn Quaffy has its own kind of draw to it.
The stories are very distinct from each other, and the entire book is a lovely read, which is really no sur



I came to Diana Wynne Jones late in life any later than ten is pushing it and have been making it up ever since Her Chrestomanci books in particular are masterful examples of great fantasy that does unexpected things.
The stories in this collection sometimes feel like they should be part of a complete world, particularly Dragon Reserve, Home Eight , in which a young girl is threatened by a government agency afraid of her special abilities Others are dreamlike or reminded me strongly of the logic of fairy tales The Master and The Girl Who Loved the Sun My favorite was What the Cat Told Me , which along with The Sage of Threar Chrestomanci and Enna Hittims are classic examples of Diana Wynne Jones s skill with unexpected magic magic that throws her young protagonists off balance while forcing them to improvise in pow There is many different wonderful stories in this book Some are strange, some are silly, some are crazy but I absolutely loved them I loved the first story in the book called The Sage of Theare which was about the son of a God, then there was Dragon Reserve, Home Eight, The Girl Who Loved The Sun and many I ve read other books by Diana Wynne Jones, but this was my first time reading a book of short stories by her and I was really happy with the book The stories were really great and enjoyable.
If I could give this book 4.
5 stars, I would It was super good and I loved just about every moment of it But her writing style is unique, and it took a bit of getting used to proper English, who would of thought My favorite story from the book was Enna Hittims, the entire story was a charm A couple of the stories, on the dark side, didn t seem to have an real plot or purpose From reading this book though I will say that Diana Wynne Jones is a fantastically brilliant, and hilarious genius.
This is a great group of short stories.
Believing Is Seeing, As The Title Of This Outstanding Collection Of Fantasies Proclaims And Reading Is Seeing Than You Ve Ever Imagined When In The Masterful Hands Of Acclaimed Author Diana Wynne Jones Here Are Seven Tales Seven Doorways To Bizarre, Yet Strangely Familiar Worlds To Transport One And All In These Worlds Are A Child Born To An Ordered Society But Preordained To Spread Dissolutiona Girl Who So Loves The Sun That She Renounces Her Humanity For Eternitya Cat And A Boy, Held Captive By An Evil Magician Until They Can Find A Bigger Magic Of Their Owna Woman Imprisoned In A Strange Country Dominated By Three Ravenous Wolvesand Many Other Characters And Stories Just As Exceptional These Richly Drawn, Razor Sharp Stories Showcase The Skills And Sheer Narrative Power Of One Of The Most Esteemed Fantasy Writers Of Our Time

Diana was born in London, the daughter of Marjorie n e Jackson and Richard Aneurin Jones, both of whom were teachers When war was announced, shortly after her fifth birthday, she was evacuated to Wales, and thereafter moved several times, including periods in Coniston Water, in York, and back in London In 1943 her family finally settled in Thaxted, Essex, where her parents worked running an ed