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Subject: Nicola Griffith's Aud Torvingen novels
Date Posted: 9/27/2007 7:31 PM ET
Member Since: 7/14/2007
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Has any one read these?  I heard about the series on NPR and it sounded interesting, but I'd like some feedback from people who've read them before I get them.

Date Posted: 9/28/2007 9:09 AM ET
Member Since: 2/16/2007
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I read all of them and gave the whole set to Jessie.  I loved The Blue Place it has to be my favorite of the series.  They were all good though...The third book Always really had 2 stories mixed together (every other chapter) One was about what happened when Aud taught a womens self defense class and the other happens a few months later after that incident.  I didn't care much for the self defense story but I've read other peoples opinions and they were really mixed...some loved it some wished she had just stuck with the other story.  Either way they were both very good.

She has another book Ammonite which I highly recommend.  Its about a planet of all women...very interesting.  Reminded me of Herland in a way. 

Date Posted: 9/28/2007 11:04 AM ET
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I think I'll give them a try.  They sound intriguing, and the author interview I heard was pretty interesting.  She named the character Aud (pronounced Owd) for a woman referred to in history as "Aud the deep-minded."  This was after the character was kicking around in her head for a while.