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Upsetting the premise...

It first struck me when I first read the Chronicles of Narnia. I was very young. But I knew it then, how much I hated that thing some writers do - especially in stories where the hero leaves his boring, normal, miserable life to go to another world or experience some wonderful adventure in a place that they love dearly. I hate that thing where at the end, they go back to their old, boring lives as if the adventure never happened. Maybe I always hated because, at the end of the day, I don't think I'd *want* to go back, for the story to end.
So I started thinking - what if there was such an adventure, one where the hero went home at the end of the day, but finds that he *can't* re-adjust to reality and normality, and finds that he changed so much in the other place that he doesn't fit in anymore?
Hence, Aaron Scott. And co-writing with kimry. Looking forward to it. I anticipate a *lot* of late crazy nights. And caffeine. And Poccy. Among other things.
Yee. Ten days. :)

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kielle
Apr. 14th, 2002 06:59 pm (UTC)
The "Castle" series by John DeChancie has a hero who has nothing to return home to -- so he doesn't. Not high fantasy, but cute and funny. :)
chandri
Apr. 14th, 2002 07:54 pm (UTC)
Re:
I think I have those, actually, but have never read them. Something to do when I get home.
pollymel
Apr. 14th, 2002 08:48 pm (UTC)
Neil Gaiman's Neverwhere. What happens when Dorothy gets the way home and then discover where home really is.

Also, in the Narnia books, they end up back again anyway, unless they lost something -a la Susan.

Ciao!
kielle
Apr. 15th, 2002 09:39 am (UTC)
Poor Susan. I guess SHE didn't care, but I was always horrified at how she didn't get to go to "heaven" with the others. :/
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