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The Kindness of Strangers

thelauderdale - 30 May 11 - 10:00 AM

Ch. 9: Strange Kindness

You managed to be very brutal, largely by means of implication.  Saruman's malevolent, jaded and, even so, occasionally shocked perspective is an excellent lens for this chapter.

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The Kindness of Strangers

Aiwendiel - 30 May 11 - 11:00 AM

Ch. 9: Strange Kindness

Again, my deep appreciation for your very thoughtful comments. This was a very difficult chapter to write. I think it was Isabel Allende who said you can't write about these things directly. Brutality can all too quickly degenerate into prurient voyeurism. A delicate balance.

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