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Biting the Sun

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 26, 2004

    Two of her Best

    Don't Bite the Sun was the first Tanith Lee book I ever read. When I found Drinking Sapphire Wine, I was ecstatic. I'm happy to see them released again for others to read. A marvelous pair of reads, funny, exasperating, sad, and finally uplifting. Drinking Sapphire Wine is Paradise Regained with a twist. The character is well-drawn and believably human.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 10, 2003

    A Classic

    Of all the Tanith Lee books I've read (and there are quite a few in my library) this is doubtless her greatest work. Not only does she create a vast and dazzling world in which the stories are set, but she also fleshes the characters out so much it feels a lot more like an actual autobiography. There is a great deal of realness, of visceral verisimilitude in the behavior of her characters and the world in which they live. It's probably as close to VR as a book may ever get. It is definitely a classic, although sadly underread. Considering the decade in which the component stories were written, the book was and is both timely and timeless. I've never gotten such pleasure out reading a book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 5, 2003

    absolutely beautiful

    Her imagination truly stretches the reader's mind. Any author who can create such a unique universe and imbue characters this far out with such deep emotion is an exquisite sapphire in a literary world over-run with zirconium baubles. I read a lot. Rarely have I loved two books as much. So what a bargain to get them both in one volume!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 5, 2002

    Good book!!!

    Omg, this book is a must have, so intricate and detailed, and yet so true to our own society.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 21, 2000

    The world of Tanith Lee.

    This book is by far the most uniquely written and intelligent book I have had the pleasure of reading. I can't get enough of her world and the characters she has created. I recommend these two stories to anyone willing and who will appreciate this magnificent world Lee has created. Unlike any other I have read before.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 10, 2000

    FINALLY IN REPRINT!

    I read these books years ago as a teenager and loved them. I'm glad that they are being reprinted in a single volume because I have searched for years to find them!!! These books are GROSHING! (Read them to find out what this means.)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 21, 2000

    'Da Bomb!

    Oh my god! This book rocked my book club's minds. This book was a wonderful blend of adventure, fun, and romance. I would recommend this book to any one who loves to read and who loves sci fi mixed with fantasy.

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