Anne McCaffrey

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Anne McCaffrey

Postby Tiffany » Thu Oct 16, 2008 10:28 am

Does anyone else like Anne McCaffrey's books? I am adicted to her writings as well as Terry's.
I particularly like her books about Pern. Her Son Todd is now writing them, (with Mothers recommendation). It's good to know they will carry on. His style is very like Anne's.
Has anyone else any thoughts on Anne's books?
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Postby Tonyblack » Thu Oct 16, 2008 3:12 pm

I read them some years ago - back in the 70s and loved them. Well, loved some of them...

I got very frustrated aafter The White Dragon because I NEEDED to find what happened next and she really didn't take it much further until All The Weyrs of Pern, which I haven't read yet.

And in between she wrote some dreadful stuff that completely put me off her. I hated the Dinosaur Planet series and got incredibly frustrated.

Sharlene likes her though and I've currently got a copy of All The Weyrs of Pern sitting by the bedside waiting to be read. :wink:
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Postby Annebn » Thu Oct 16, 2008 3:18 pm

I also read some of the Pern books years ago, and really liked them a first. But I got "Perned out" at one point (a phrase I got from a friend who had a similar experience). Maybe it would be worth trying some more now.
I haven't read anything else by her. I think I'll steer clear of the Dinosaur planet, after reading Tonys comment.
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Postby Tiffany » Thu Oct 16, 2008 3:44 pm

I agree with Tony, about Dinosaur Planet, though I have got most of them & did read them.
The Petaybee books are better.
I did like her Brain/Brawn books too, but my favourites are the Pern series.
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Postby chris.ph » Thu Oct 16, 2008 5:23 pm

I like the dragon books but my favourite is moreta dragonlady of pern
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Postby Tiffany » Thu Oct 16, 2008 5:38 pm

Dragonsong is my favourite, followed by The White Dragon, but I haven't read a Pern book I didn't like.
The Chrystal Singer series of books are good too.
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Postby Jason » Thu Oct 16, 2008 9:33 pm

I think I've read about six of the Pern novels and enjoyed them all.

I also enjoyed the Crystal Singers and Rowan books.
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Postby Tiffany » Thu Oct 16, 2008 9:41 pm

I forgot to mention The Rowan books, Jason, I liked those, got that series as well.
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Postby Tonyblack » Thu Oct 16, 2008 11:37 pm

chris.ph wrote:I like the dragon books but my favourite is moreta dragonlady of pern
I liked Moreta, but still don't understand why she then went and wrote what was basically the same story again albeit from another person's point of view. :?
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Postby lawrenson » Fri Oct 17, 2008 9:57 am

Hi,

i read these when I was younger, and enjoyed them.

Not sure what happened after that tho - either the later books (and her non-Dragon stuff) weren't as good, or my tastes changed as I got older, as I founder her later work very saccharine/schmaltzy.

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Postby DivingBudgie » Fri Oct 17, 2008 10:34 am

I have read the Pern books and loved them.

They had a particular resonance at one point in my life. Particularly the connection with the dragons.

With what I was going through they were in a strange way comforting.

I love the Harper Hall trio. Menonlly is a favourite.

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Postby Tiffany » Fri Oct 17, 2008 10:42 am

Tonyblack wrote:I liked Moreta, but still don't understand why she then went and wrote what was basically the same story again albeit from another person's point of view. :?


Tony, which book was that one?
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Postby Tonyblack » Fri Oct 17, 2008 3:10 pm

Tiffany wrote:
Tonyblack wrote:I liked Moreta, but still don't understand why she then went and wrote what was basically the same story again albeit from another person's point of view. :?


Tony, which book was that one?
Nerilka's Story. It's told from the point of view (IIRC) of the Healer's apprentice. :)
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Postby Tiffany » Fri Oct 17, 2008 4:02 pm

I'll have to re-read that one, Tony, I have got it, with the Coelura (is that the right spelling? Not got the book handy.)
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Postby Tonyblack » Fri Oct 17, 2008 4:37 pm

Tiffany wrote:I'll have to re-read that one, Tony, I have got it, with the Coelura (is that the right spelling? Not got the book handy.)
That's the one! It seems that the UK version came with the two stories but the US one is just the one story but with quite a few illustrations. :)
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