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NEWS: Howl's Moving Castle's Diana Wynne Jones Passes Away


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wandering-dreamer



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PostPosted: Sat Mar 26, 2011 5:06 pm Reply with quote
Saw the news this morning (lovely way to start a weekend) and I'm crushed since she was one of my favorite authors of all time. She was just so good at juggling subplots and slipping in foreshadowing (a lot of which sadly the movie cut out) that I was in awe of her, she was someone who knew how to write plots. Rest in peace, I think a reread of some of her books is in order for me now.
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kyokun703



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PostPosted: Sat Mar 26, 2011 5:08 pm Reply with quote
Oh, that's terrible, she wrote some of my favorite YA fantasy books. What a loss. Sad

Time to re-read Dark Lord of Derkholm.
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Mohawk52



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PostPosted: Sat Mar 26, 2011 5:33 pm Reply with quote
One of my favourite childrens author too. Her books are a national treasure, and her imagination will be sorely missed. Rest in peace. Crying or Very sad
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gohmifune



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PostPosted: Sat Mar 26, 2011 5:46 pm Reply with quote
I'm reading Castle in the Air right now. This is unfortunate. She will be missed.
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Rukiia



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PostPosted: Sat Mar 26, 2011 5:49 pm Reply with quote
Oh no! This is terrible news. I love her books, especially Howl's Moving Castle. I will miss her dearly. Crying or Very sad
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Haystack



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PostPosted: Sat Mar 26, 2011 6:40 pm Reply with quote
To paraphrase Terry Pratchett, "Though no one may remember the singer, the song will remain." Diana Wynne Jones will live on through her words and in our hearts. We will remember her. *salutes*
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Weazul-chan



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PostPosted: Sat Mar 26, 2011 6:50 pm Reply with quote
well, dang. she was a good writer, it's a shame to hear she's passed on. she wrote some very good stuff.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 26, 2011 7:04 pm Reply with quote
May she rest in peace.
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ss-hikaru



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PostPosted: Sat Mar 26, 2011 7:41 pm Reply with quote
This is really sad... I was just getting into her books again recently. I remember when I was in high school I really liked the Crestomanci series. And I absolutely love Howl's Moving Castle, I reread it all the time Anime cry
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Sakurazuka_Reika



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PostPosted: Sat Mar 26, 2011 7:52 pm Reply with quote
This is a great loss, but Diana Wynne Jones will be remembered.

R.I.P., you deserved it.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 26, 2011 8:09 pm Reply with quote
Didn't really care for the movie, but my mom really got into her work after reading the books, and was a tad flustered that so much of her stuff was ironically OOP. So hopefully, at least this'll encourage re-issues of those titles. R.I.P.
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Alexis.Anagram



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PostPosted: Sat Mar 26, 2011 8:43 pm Reply with quote
How sad. Her Chrestomanci books are among my favorite fantasy novels, and Howl's Moving Castle among my favorite film adaptions. I hope her work will be remembered for a long time to come, although her legacy is not one that should be easily forgotten. :]
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keikanna44



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PostPosted: Sat Mar 26, 2011 9:43 pm Reply with quote
I love Howl's Moving Castle. One of my favorite movies. I'm sorry to hear about her passing. Rest in Peace. My condolences to her family and friends.
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astro98



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PostPosted: Sat Mar 26, 2011 11:58 pm Reply with quote
This news is really saddening. She is definitely my favourite author. Crying or Very sad
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nottimkai



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PostPosted: Sun Mar 27, 2011 12:28 am Reply with quote
Jeez, bummer.

I admit that I didn't actually read Howl's Moving Castle until after seeing the anime, but the book has become one of my favorites. My copy has started falling apart because I tend to take it out every few months and re-read it.

I feel sad that I didn't get a chance to read more of her work while she was still alive.
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