June 9th, 2009

Sleeping fairy

Great quiz: Which Fantasy Writer are You?

I swiped this from blpurdom, and I think it's one of the most interesting quizzes I've done in a while. (It is a bit long, though.) My result:


Your result for Which fantasy writer are you?...

Susan Cooper (b. 1935)

3 High-Brow, -29 Violent, -25 Experimental and -13 Cynical!

Congratulations! You are High-Brow, Peaceful, Traditional and Romantic! These concepts are defined below.


Though born in England, Susan Cooper currently lives in the United States. She is most well-known for her The Dark Is Rising sequence, which has received substantial critical acclaim, the second book (also called The Dark Is Rising) in the series winning a Newbury Honor and the fourth book (The Grey King) being awarded the Newbury Medal, one of the world's most prestigious awards for children's literature. The series is one of the finest examples of contemporary fantasy: the kind of fantasy where magic happens in an actually existing place. The Dark Is Rising is set in Britain, where two common themes of fantasy are combined; that of a magic world parallel to ours, which later became so popular with the Harry Potter books and that of ordinary British school-children playing a role in the struggle between Good and Evil, which had earlier been explored by C S Lewis.


Cooper manages to use the idiom of traditional children books to tell a tale of epic proportions, as evil beings from Celtic legends appear on Earth to do battle with the Old Ones, a secret society of people with magic powers. She is also able to combine this rather romantic vision with important messages, the compassion of one of the children being vital to the cause of Good at one point in the story. In Cooper's world, what you think and do matters on a grand scale, a message children and adults alike should take to their hearts.


You are also a lot like Ursula K Le Guin.


If you want some action, try China Miéville.


If you'd like a challenge, try your exact opposite, Lian Hearn.



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I haven't read Cooper's books, but of course I've heard of them. I think we have some at the school where I teach. This makes me want to check them out.

Joie