I'm hooked. Even though all I know about hockey is that it's played on ice.
Well, the ice is important.
2010-05-24 04:59 pm (UTC)
Since I rarely get the opportunity to educate anybody about hockey (because people who know even less than I do are few and far between), I cannot pass this up. Here are three more things about hockey: It involves a small black short cylinder called a "puck", which plays very roughly the same role that a ball does in games like soccer or basketball. The puck is sent skidding around the ice by hitting it with sticks. And the players do this on skates.
There, now you know 4 times as much about hockey as you did before!
"skidding around the ice..." and (which was the final straw for this Canuck's hockey days) flipped up into the air, too. Which isn't much harder than doing it with a spherical thing, I'm told, but I never could seem to do it.
Ditto. I want to read this now.
Aww, Carter! I still want to feed him cookies and soup.
And he would eat them, I promise.
This would make a great back cover blurb.
(I watched the last part of the Black Hawks vs. Sharks game yesterday -- Hawks are going to the Stanley Cup finals, yay! -- and started wondering what sort of run-in Carter Hall would have with Native American magic.)
The bit they do have in The True Tale is essentially: Now look, we are already working our asses off to keep the wendigos from eating everybody, and you bring in this crazy elf queen and her minions, who are like the magic equivalent of garlic mustard or purple loosestrife, and you want to make her our problem, too? Deal with it yourselves.
I love your storytelling brain.
and Carter Hall.
I want to read this book!
Carter Hall! Carter Hall!
I really want to read this too. Even though all I remember of hockey is Bobby Orr and Phil Esposito (who's daughter I went to high school with.)
Those are good guys to remember, though.
Though my only connection to hockey is a signed photo of Bobby Orr (Mom did some celebrity golf thing when I was younger) and my only connection to Mris is a Scandinavian resonance and a pair of purple socks, I REALLY want to read this book.
I cannot wait til you finish this book :)
Oh, honey. Neither. Can. I.
You know, I hope that this gets picked up, and that when it does, it gets marketed here in Canada too. Because I'm not sure you could have tried to write a more Canada-friendly book.
Some of the On Spec editors have gone so far as to suggest that I try to sell a Carter Hall short story collection to a Canadian press that specifically says it does not accept short story collection submissions. Which amuses me.
I have not been ljing really but elsmi
pointed this out to me and SQUEEEEE!
*big happy grin* (Carter, I've missed you!)
Count me in as part of the I <3 CARTER HALL fan club!
I just read this aloud to my roommates, who do not know either Tam Lin or hockey. I tried to explain Tam Lin and confused them quite a lot.
They said it sounded like a good book.
Oh, that's very useful to know. Thank you.
I'm trying to be careful about not assuming readers know either. I think it should be all right for people who know neither and for people who know both. I hope to have test readers in all four possible categories, although people who know hockey but not Tam Lin might be a hard one. We'll see.