Okay, so there seems to be an abundance of DWJ fans that haven’t read/ it’s been awhile since they’ve read/would like to re-read the Chrestomanci books. So I say we do a Tumblr book club for this. :D
Starting the 1st of May, we start the first book, then take two weeks to read and discuss, then read the next (that way everyone has time to get it from a library, and people of all reading skills can join in). We’ll read in the order that
senpaiDiana Wynne Jones recommended:
- Charmed Life
- The Lives of Christopher Chant
- Conrad’s Fate
- Witch Week
- The Magicians of Caprona
- The Pinhoe Egg
- Mixed Magics
And then we post our thoughts to the #Chrestomanci tag (here, or even on Twitter or FB) for discussion.
One of my absolutely favorite things about the Chrestomanci Chronicles universe is mentioned so casually so I don’t see anyone talking about it ever but, like, remember when Cat and Syracuse turn out to get along really well and someone says “Well, you two get along very well, maybe you’re two different halves of a centaur in some other universe” then, of course, Cat explains that that would be impossible since he has nine lives but HOLY FUCK JUST THINK ABOUT IT.
I remember reading it and thinking “I DID NOT KNOW THIS WAS POSSIBLE BUT THIS IS AMAZING!!!!”
YOU CAN ACTUALLY HAVE DIFFERENT SPECIES DUPLICATES IN OTHER UNIVERSES, TWINS CAN BE A TWO HEADED MONSTER SOMEWHERE, YOU AND YOUR DOG CAN BE PARTS OF SOME MAGICAL CREATURE, LIKE, WHY ISN’T ANYONE ELSE SUPER IMPRESSED BY THIS LIKE I WAS?!?!?!?!?
Another Chrestomanci drawing that got out of hand…
I like how The Lives of Christopher Chant shows both the moment he decided he liked telling people what to do, and the moment he realized how wonderful it feels to be fancy. And thus began the terror of Christopher and silk pajamas.
ha ha oh man Christopher <3