There And Back Again

(Anonymous) 2017-05-16 08:01 pm (UTC)(link)
Or not... should I not be thinking of [The Hobbit] here - wizards, warriors (not the tallest but some of the fiercest), and (one, also not tall) civilian / professional relying on their protection to get through the scary forest. (And the scary mountains. And the scary dragonlair. And the scary fairy kingdom. Not in that order.)

And, rather than tigers, bears, oh my. Well, one big bear. And wolves, and eagles. All taciturn by human-ish standards but loquacious for their own kinds. As are what you think of as giant spiders before you read [The Lord of the Rings].
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[personal profile] armiphlage 2017-05-16 10:48 pm (UTC)(link)
Purchased based on your review.
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[personal profile] davidgoldfarb 2017-05-17 12:55 am (UTC)(link)
What serendipity that you should review this book on the very day that I finish reading it!
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[personal profile] princessofgeeks 2017-05-17 01:57 am (UTC)(link)
You know, I really wanted to like this, but I bounced off it really hard. I am not sure why, but I found it bewildering and awful. Not because of the dialog, but because of where I suspected the characters were going. I think I was objecting on some level to the violence. Maybe I should try again. Dunno.

[personal profile] ba_munronoe 2017-05-17 02:47 am (UTC)(link)
Upon consideration it's actually realistic that traders continue to try and make it through the Wildeeps in spite of the appalling death rate. If you consider the mortality rate in the early European expeditions for spices in Asia and slaves in west Africa, it seems profit is as potent a motivator in risking death as peer pressure.