- Crystal Singer
- Anne McCaffrey
- 05 July 2019 Anne McCaffrey
µ 6E1BD2E8 É Free PDF/EPUB × Crystal Singer BD8CFA02 Like a lot of Anne McCaffrey books, I'd read this before About 25 years ago How perspectives change At the time, I loved it and would've given it 5 stars Now, unfortunately, it just didn't stack up for me Killashandra was an unlikeable character self centred Very quick to judge Judged others for being parochial and naive when she'd hardly traveled or done anything exceptional In fact, before becoming a crystal singer, she'd never left her home planet before What cheek! Had an annoying habit of comparing some of the men she encountered with her music maestro Felt like telling her to get a life.My memory must be failing too I seemed to remember lotscrystal singing when I'd read it earlier The reality was somewhat diff I could never carry a tune, but that in no way ever deter Like a lot of Anne McCaffrey books Crystal Singer , I'd read Crystal Singer this before About 25 years ago How perspectives change At the time, I loved it and would've given it 5 stars Now, unfortunately, it just didn't stack up for me Killashandra was an unlikeable character self centred Very quick to judge Judged others for being parochial and naive when she'd hardly traveled or done anything exceptional In fact, before becoming a Crystal Singer , she'd never left her home planet before What cheek! Had an annoying habit of comparing some of the men she encountered with her music maestro Felt like telling her to get a life.
My memory must be failing too I seemed to remember lotscrystal singing when I'd read Crystal Singer it earlier The reality was somewhat diff I could never carry a tune, but that in no way ever deterred me from playing “ Crystal Singer ” with my other precociously adult bookreading childhood friend.
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99 I need to try it plus, I lurve the musics and singing.
Anne McCaffrey has creative ideas in forming new worlds I also deeply enjoy reading her books Crystal Singer even though they are not literature Even so, it should be noted that McCaffrey has a general formula which simplified would be something like this:1 Girl has exceptional ability2 Girl is repressed unfairly by those close to her3 Someone recognizes girl's unique abilities4 Girl becomes successful5 Along the way girl finds romance with man who appreciates her strength and he is primarily there to support her in her role of being wonderfulI actually take my hat off to McCaffrey that she can rework this general theme and that I continue to read Crystal Singer most of everything she has written, even when I know what will happen.
Also there are generally sexual rel My wife is an avid fan of McCaffrey's Dragonriders of Pern series, so wanted me to read Crystal Singer this one to her because of the author (she enjoys being read Crystal Singer to aloud, as well as reading by herself); but neither of us liked this particular book, nor wanted to pursue the rest of the series after finishing it Killashandra is far too selfcentered to be a very appealing or involving character And while the use of a symbiotic relationship, with psi features, between a human and an alien life form is characteristic of McCaffrey's fiction, the bond between the Crystal Singer s and their crystals (unlike the one between Pernese dragonriders and their dragons) is ultimately destructive of the former's sanity, which gives the book Crystal Singer a depressing feel.
I am reading this book Crystal Singer again for the 7th timesummer of 2009 I'm not sure why I like it so much except it's very creative and about a strong woman :) ☆ Crystal Singer ç That was just as enjoyable to reread as the other 15 times or so I've read Crystal Singer it On to book Crystal Singer 2 Love me some Anne McCaffrey! As pure entertainment, this is a great book Crystal Singer It's not pure junk reading, though, since it deals with coming of age and choosing the path least traveled There's a lot to ponder here, if you're the pondering type Otherwise it's a fun book Crystal Singer to speed through, visit another world for a while, go on a little adventure Perfect escapist reading You'll get out of it what you bring to it I consider it one of Anne McCaffrey's best.
The main character, Killashandra Ree, has been studying music intently for ten grueling years, only to learn that she's judged not to have the vocal ability (because of an unfortunate, barely audible burr in her voice) to be an operatic diva, one who will sing lead roles or solos Not being the type to settle for any less, she drops everything, leaves the music academy, and takes up with a charming offworlder named Carrik, who takes her on a tour of
The story opens with Killashandra Ree (incongruously named after a small town in county Cavan, notable mainly for its dairy cooperative) being told that she'll never make an opera singer and storming off in a huff She falls in with one Carrik, who chats her up in a by modern standards somewhat creepy manner, and takes her off on holiday with him, where they have a lot of sex Subsequently, partly because Carrik's lifestyle is one to which she would like to become accustomed, and partly because her erstwhile mentor tells her not to, she heads off to Ballybran to become, like Carrik, a Crystal Singer (miners of Ballybran's special crystals use sonic cutters which have to be accurately tuned, appar name was Killashandra Ree And after ten grueling years of musical training, she was still without prospects Until she heard of the mysterious Heptite Guild who could provide careers, security, and wealth beyond imagining The problem was, few people who landed on Ballybran ever left But to Killashandra the risks were Free PDF/EPUB × Crystal Singer acceptable