Fuse #8

Tuesday, September 12, 2006

Tell Me About the Rabbit, George

You know what I like about the blog Seven Impossible Things Before Breakfast? They know how to cheer a gal up when her blog is on the fritz. Take, as your example, a recent post on the book that may well be the most controversial of the year (followed closely by The Boy In Striped Pajamas and Yoon and the Christmas Mitten). Entitled Born Again Bunny; or, What's Up With Edward Tulane, it's enough to do this old heart proud. You may read my own review of Tulane too if you like.

Thanks to Big A, little a for the link.


At 10:00 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Aw, thanks. And I must say, way back when I read M.J.o.E.T. the first time, after reading all those glowing starred reviews... seeing your Amazon review made me feel not-so-all-alone in my what's-up-with-that-ness. If that makes any sense.

And sorry about your technical difficulties. Don't let it get you down, though - your blog is so totally one of the best lit blogs out there, with or without the links. Seriously, HOW do you post a review EVERY DAY???

At 10:25 PM , Blogger Little Willow said...

Edward, there are two characters you should meet. One is the Velveteen Rabbit. The other is Pinocchio. They had "happy endings" too. Pinocchio didn't earn his, IMHO, and the story Velveteen Rabbit scarred me for life.

There's someone else you should meet: Noelle of the Nutcracker. She's very sweet, Edward, and I must say that I like her story much more than yours. I'm sorry.

Don't be too mad at me, Edward. I liked your story better than the why-did-it-win-the-Newbery Desperaux, at least.

At 10:41 PM , Blogger Saints and Spinners said...

I haven't felt compelled to read Edward Tulane, but in the "I'm so glad I'm not alone in this" department, I just didn't get Despereaux. I loved Winn-Dixie, but Despereaux came across as too affected and smoochy for my tastes. There are certain allowances I will make for books written in different time periods, in which they show defference to the writing styles of the times. (Dickens got paid by the word, so I'll tolerate him starting three different chapters in one book with the sentence, "Drip, drip, drip.") Despereaux was written not that long ago, though. I just don't get it.

At 8:03 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Interesting discussion. Out of curiosity, what's controversial about YOON AND THE CHRISTMAS MITTEN?

P.S. Love this blog!

At 8:41 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

ditto to what eisha, my blog partner-in-crime, said. good luck with the pesky technical difficulties. we can't live without your blog. thanks for linking to us, too.

At 11:14 AM , Blogger fusenumber8 said...

Aw. Everyone's so nice. So nice and so on my side in the Edward debate. It's better than receiving free cupcakes, it is.

Regarding the newest "Yoon" book, my fellow children's librarians have recently been engaged in as close as they ever get to a full-out war over the title. The plot circulates around Yoon, who is Korean, and is told that by her parents that because she is Korean they do not celebrate Christmas. Some people are baffled, since there are many Christian Koreans out there. Other see it as a way to separate Christmas from its religious bearings. Still others feel that the book equates being "American" with being Christian and are heartily offended at the idea. It's a good book for debate, to say the least.

At 1:17 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks for explaining (Yoon)...interesting debate.


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