Katy Manz

November 23, 2002

Post #1576 – 20021123

Dear sir,

When I was much younger we were assigned “Lizard Music” to read in school. Well, I loved writing at the time but found reading what others had written rather boring. So I never read it and pretended I had. It seems only appropriate now that I am in college, I am writing a paper comparing child/animal perspective. The two books I am comparing are”Lizard Music” and “The Lion, the witch, and the Wardrobe”.This is the first book I have ever read of yours(I think), and it influenced me in a very strange way. Upon reading the last page, my mind was blank. I wasn’t quite sure what to make of the whole thing and decided to chew on it for a couple days. As time passed and I had some time to think it over I found myself analyzing every aspect of it. Why did he go there? Why was it important? What in the land needed to be changed? How did it change? Who changed it? That’s enough you get the idea. The point I’m trying to make(and probably not doing a very good job at it) is that it challenged me. It was not a story that I would pick to read leisurely, but I think that is not the only reason someone should read. My brother is studying film and music. He is always trying to expose me to works that do not deliver the story for you, but rather make you find it for yourself. Well, even though the story in your book seemed simple enough, It left me with a lot of questions that I have had a blast in attempting to answer. So, as an aspiring writer, teacher, etc., thanks for the lesson!

sincerely, Katy

Daniel replies:

I appreciate all my readers. Even you.