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Thursday, May 12, 2011

Jack Pumpkinhead and the Sawhorse

Jack Punpkinhead and the Sawhorse, by L. Frank Baum

1)Even granting that the squirrels were pretty mean about not sharing their nuts with the hungry kids, shouldn't there have been some effort to pay them back afterwards? The nuts were theirs, after all.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

RIKI TIKI TAVI

Riki Tiki Tavi, by Rudyard Kipling


1. Do you feel any sympathy for Nag or Nageena at all? It can be argued that--from their point-of-view--they were trying to make a safe home for their many children. Does Kipling giving them evil personalities make them effective villains?

2. Does Kipling achieve a "Suspension of Disbelief?" Do you accept the story as "real" even though the animals can think and communicate with one another?

Monday, May 2, 2011

Allamagoosa, by Eric Frank Russell

ALLAMAGOOSA, by Eric Frank Russell

A very funny science fiction tale first published in 1955.


1) Would you rate Captain McNaught as a good commanding officer or a bad one?

2) Does the story seem "realistic" in terms of how military bureaucracy works in real life?