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October Books 16) Astra and Flondrix

16) Astra and Flondrix, by Seamus Cullen

A rather bizarre and somewhat distasteful fantasy novel: Elvish genitals come in pairs, while Dwarves have a more complex spiral arrangement (on which the male Dwarves spring across the countryside). I read to the end hoping there would be a punchline; but there wasn't.

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inulro
Oct. 21st, 2008 07:19 pm (UTC)
Oh dear. I hope that didn't involve too much time or effort.
deannawol
Oct. 21st, 2008 07:27 pm (UTC)
"spring across the countryside"?

Um... Huh? Ouch!
strange_complex
Oct. 21st, 2008 07:45 pm (UTC)
Wow, I clicked through the link hoping that the book in question might have been a botanical tome. Guess not. :-(

Still, now that I have got here, I can't help but ask - are the elves hermaphrodites, or do they just have two of the same kind each?
nwhyte
Oct. 21st, 2008 08:56 pm (UTC)
Boringly, they have two of the same kind each; which slightly simplifies the interlocking.
sbisson
Oct. 21st, 2008 08:01 pm (UTC)
Oh good grief, I read that many years back, and still I can only harken on just how awful it was.

Avoid his orientalist fantasy The Noose Of Light at all costs.
bellinghman
Oct. 21st, 2008 09:23 pm (UTC)
Should we just avoid all of his books, or are any worth reading?
sbisson
Oct. 21st, 2008 10:00 pm (UTC)
I still don't know how I managed to read *two*.

I suspect was that part of me that made me finish Battlefield Earth...
bellinghman
Oct. 21st, 2008 10:08 pm (UTC)
I think you just answered my question, then.

(Very, very, few books defeat me.)
sbisson
Oct. 21st, 2008 10:22 pm (UTC)
Same here.

I even managed to finish The Golden Shield Of The IBF, one of the worst riffs on Operation Chaos I have come across...

It's so bad it's become my benchmark for sheer awfulness.
brightglance
Oct. 24th, 2008 01:54 pm (UTC)
Oh god yes. I was still reasonably impressionable when I encountered that (18 or 19) and it really gave me the creeps.
sinclair_furie
Oct. 21st, 2008 08:15 pm (UTC)
This is very puzzling.
lanulove
Oct. 21st, 2008 10:41 pm (UTC)
lawl. would love to read.
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