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  1. says:

    Polly is a capable young woman who has lived a completely ordinary life Or so she thinks, until one day she s cleaning out her old bedroom and starts to remember in great detail it takes up most of the book a different life, a second set of memories revolving around a somewhat older man, Thomas Lynn, who had been her friend while she was...


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    Pre 1985 Dianna Wynne Jones is my absolute favorite writer of all time Since I ve gotten this far with cataloguing much of my reading history, I had to make sure this fact is recorded here somewhere I actually haven t read this one my favorite in years, mostly because I m terrified I ll discover it can no longer do for me anything like what it did when I was a kid.I really wish I could read anything now that would give me the kind of experience I had as a child reading Ms Jones s books Somewhere she has an essay or an interview where she talks about the difference between writing for kids and writing for adults What she says is that you don t have to explain every little thing to kids the way you do to grownups, because they just intuitively understand the unwritten logic of the world you re describing, which I really think is true It s because she exploits this that her books are so amazing they hook into some kind of childhood mental processes and content, so that much of the story doesn t need to be written, and is actually being told in collaboration with the wee, develop...


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    I had a lot of fun reading Fire and Hemlock, and if you like DWJ, don t miss it I won t review it, but I d like to make a reading guide that will allow me to remember how things work The mechanics are not simple, but the book doesn t need the exposure of its guts to be enjoyed Except perhaps for the ending That bit is confusing.For DWJ s thoughts on her book, read her essay on heroics in Fire Hemlock I rehash lots of what she says there.Let s start with the underlying myths 1 Tam Lin and Thomas the Rhymer, 2 Hero and Leander, and 3 Cupid and Psyche Those three myths give how the plot should be read on the emotional level It is a story of a female Hero in a personal relationship Tam Lin gives the basic plot a previous attachment with the Queen of the Fairies, solved by holding on to true love Cupid and Psyche suggest that the Hero will commit a fault Like in the myth, it s spying as it signifies holding on too much, it is a departure from Tam Lin , and must afterwards seek her beloved it introduces the theme of the see...


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    When I tried to think of a way to describe this book I kept having a GIF go through my head One that I d seen recently and felt summed up this novel perfectly image error


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    Fire and Hemlock is one of Diana Wynne Jones haunting books, with characters, situations and references that linger long after a first reading It s well known that the plot outline is taken from Northern ballads recounting the stories of Young Tam Lin and Thomas the Rhymer, especially as she heads each chapter with quotes from the ballads and refers explicitly to the tales in her text The tales of a young man lured to the Otherworld by a fairy, and in the case of Tam Lin then rescued by a young woman, are purloined and brought into the 20th century, along with a heady mix of The Golden Bough and a whole host of other plots and characters Thomas Lynn is the young man, Laurel his fairy queen and young Polly whom we follow from just before she starts secondary education to when she is in her first year at Oxford is Tom s apparent saviour We also get to meet Polly s dysfunctional family, her grandmother and her school friends, along with Tom s associates, both human and otherworldly The novel succeeds on a human level, largely because it seems to have a autobiographical flavour to it Polly, like Jones, is drawn to books even though her parents largely disapprove, and like Jones, is able to create other realities through the power of story Jones book references, quite apart from their relevance to the plot as when Tom insists that Polly reads the book on fairy tales he has sent her , must be a...


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    One of the best and most incomprehensible books I ve ever laid my eyes on It makes my heart ache, physically, literally, it s so good it hurts My long long LONG time favourite, Howl s Moving Castle, became a runner up after I finished with Fire and Hemlock It just really messes with my insides I want to be this book.Right after finishing the book I was just really frustrated the ending made my face screw and I just had to throw the book god knows where I m sorry, Tom, the poor book was probably in great agony for the whole night and curse myself to sleep I went through such a load of feelings and emotions throughout the book, and in the end I felt like the tension was never truly released Which makes this book, in my eyes, both unbearable and genius In a way it reminds me of Laird Koenig s The Little Girl Who Lives Down The Lane in that it makes you absolutely fall in love with the characters and you wish them all the best yet you can never be certain whether they got their happy ending because there s an eternal cliffhanger don t we have a law against those Only this was a great, enormous load better.I was trembling by the time I got to part four Like literally shaking all over and desperate.Now, despite the fact I ve loved DWJ for years I ve only read the Castle series and the Chrestomanci series before because I only recently got my hands on some other books of hers But I m kind of glad I only read it now It s quite clear Fire and Hemlock is mature compared to ...


  7. says:

    I wish I could give this book infinite stars.


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    Review originally posted on The Page Dreamer This is like an essay than a review, I m afraid, but it s what I could come up with I ve tried to write this review a couple times now, and I am in despair over it because Fire and Hemlock is simply too vast and well, as Eleanor Cameron said of a different book in The Green and Burning Tree On the Writing and Enjoyment of Children s Books, it is a wild, glimmering, shadowed, elusive kind of book That s the best description I can find for it, and it s not even in my own words.I really want to review this book, but have absolutely no idea how So I m going to start typing and hope something comes out of it besides an incoherent ramble the size of a London train.Fire and Hemlock is set in a modern day England in the 80s both of which are slightly alien and unfamiliar to this young ish American reader, so even though it s contemporary and set in the real world, it actually felt a bit fantastical to me Which is a good thing Occasionally I would go Oh So that s what such and such is like called in England Fascinating or Who knew that you flip records over to listen to the other side I do know about tapes, but not records Beneath the seemingly or...


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    I was disappointed in this when I was 10, but all my friends seem to have loved it so I gave it another try It makes sense now, although it is still rather confusing, especially the end I enjoyed it this time around but it is still not among my favorite or even second tier favorites of DWJ s books There were just too many elements that didn t work for me I didn t like Polly that much as a character, even...


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    This one had a promising start, but it rambled around too long and came to a muddled sort of end Some of Jones s books Howl s Moving Castle, for instance I ve loved, some some of the less stellar Chrestomanci books I ve liked, and a couple have just been disappointing for me This one falls into that last category The characters are really excellent fully portrayed and distinc...