Saturday, December 16, 2006

This Is For Real, I Tell You

I like connections. I like finding connections between and among unrelated things. Some people say that I see them where they don't exist, which isn't true. They just can't see them. (Sort of the way some people can see fairies whereas I most definitely cannot.) I have, of course, been in a frenzy of reading this past month and a half for the Cybils, and a couple of weeks ago, I started seeing all kinds of connections among the books I've been reading.

Characters whose eyes aren't the same color appear in:
Into the Woods
The Beast of Noor

Percivals appear in:
Corbenic English version of Parzival
The Beasts of Clawstone Castle Family name

Romance novels appear in:
The Privilege of the Sword

Greek mythology as reality appears in:
The Shadow Thieves
The Sea of Monsters

Twists on fairy tales appear in:
Into the Woods

Characters in trees appear in:
Septimus Heap: Flyte
The Beast of Noor

Characters communicating in dreams appear in:
The Sea of Monsters
Evil Star

Train trips appear in:
The Summer King

Characters named Cal appear in:
The Last Days Well, barely.

The word Bray appears in:
The Extraordinary and Unusual Adventures of Horatio Lyle A character's name
The Summer King A place name

Characters needing to be tied down to avoid succumbing to a spell appear in:
The Beast of Noor
The Sea of Monsters

Really, I see connections. And they don't know they're connections.


Blogger Sheila said...

These are great! I've been seeing connections between the nominees, too. Here's a couple more:

- Shadow snatchers appear in both The Shadow Thieves and Here, There be Dragons

- The Crystal Palace in Hyde Park figures prominently in the climaxes of both Ptolemy's Gate and Larklight

Also, there is a character with different eyes in Erec Rex as well as the two you mention.

11:19 PM  
Blogger gail said...

Ah, you've read a few books I haven't gotten to yet.

9:00 AM  
Blogger Sherry said...

I do this, too. For instance, I noticed that four or five of the books niminated for the Cybil Middle Grade Fiction Award have "moon" in the title. Is moon a good title word?

12:52 AM  
Blogger gail said...

Oops. I totally missed that.

I do suspect, though, that for fantasical beings the moon may have some kind of mystical significance.

8:03 AM  

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