Dragonholder: The Life and Dreams (So Far) of Anne McCaffrey by Todd McCaffrey
A non-fiction scrapbook of the life and times of Anne McCaffrey
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About the Author
Todd McCaffrey is Anne McCaffrey's son. He works in the computer field and lives in Los Angeles with his wife and daughter.
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I am not normally a biography reader, though I suppose you can't tell since this is my second biography this year. But as a huge fan of Anne McCaffrey's, this was a story I wanted to read. See, the very first author stalking I did was on Anne McCaffrey. A friend had lent me the first three books in the Harper Hall portion of the Pern series. The three about Menolly. And I fell in LOVE with Pern. This led me to more Pern books with Lessa, F'Lar, F'Nor, Robinton, Jaxom and Mirrim. Next I discovered the Crystal Singer trilogy, the BrainShips, Petaybee and the Tower and Hive series. This was the first author that I actively searched out used book stores looking for more to read. (This was way, way back in the day before ebay, amazon and easy internet lookups.) Ms. McCaffrey's words and worlds opened my mind to possibilities and a love of reading. This book, told via her son, tells of her life and mainly how the dragons came to be. I wish that all of the series had been touched on, but since I can understand that since he is continuing the Pern series, that is the one he knows best. It was still an interesting look in the early days of the sci-fi/fantasy genre and her part in it. This is a reprint of the of the 1999 edition, and I had hoped for some more information being added about or since her death in 2011. But nothing is mentioned. As a fan, it was a pleasant read. I gave this 3 stars, mainly because I really think the other series should have been mentioned and there was nothing past 1999.
Dragonholder: The Life and Dreams (So Far) of Anne McCaffrey by Todd J. McCaffrey I am glad that Open Books is coming out with this e version of this book. I have been an Anne Mccaffrey fan for decades, but when this book was published i chose the new book by Anne then the back story of her life and writing. To me her books were the escape i used to survive the difficult points in life, so as a reader her writing was foremost in my choice of books to read. Yes i would place everything on the back shelf for a new book by Anne Mccaffrey and yes that would include sleep. Anne Mccaffrey is the only writer i would read till 3 am and still want to read the book when the alarm went off at 6. The insight and back story has only made the books more precious. To know that the writer and person i most admire had her own problems and struggled through day by day. She had moments of darkness, light and love. I know some of the stories like Johnny Greene, and her admiration, or that she was divorced. Now i know the rest of the story like Paul Harvey would say. If you haven't yet included this book in your Anne Mccaffrey collection, it should be the next one. I have read every Anne Mccaffrey book, and avidly look for Todd Mccaffrey books, although i have mourned her loss since November 2011 i hope that one day another story will be published.