No two persons ever read the same book. --Edmund Wilson

Monday, March 26, 2007

REREAD: The Cockatrice Boys -- Joan Aiken

I remembered this as being an icy-scary tale set in a future England overrun by monsters a tentacle's-breadth from being demons. I remembered some truly nasty undertones -- more implicit than explicit -- and an inconclusive ending. There's cruelty to children, massive loss of life and the destruction of civilisation as we know it.

On rereading, I'd managed to forget just how much the female protagonist, Sauna, irritated me ...

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