Comments on Kenneth Morris's The Dragon Path
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From Matt Fisher's ALONG THE DRAGON'S PATH:
The Dragon Path
Kenneth Morris is one of my favorite fantasy writers, and for a singular
reason. No other author whose work I've read conveys the same sense of
the transcendent nature of reality that Morris does. The settings of his
stories radiate an almost mystical sense of the beauty of the world [in
which] we live. Such a profound mystical sense comes at a price; Morris's
plot lines and characterization are weak. However, he is particularly effective
at making [me] feel "more than myself" (to modify Lewis's words).
I've read a number of the stories in this collection and enjoyed them all.
The thought occured to me that Morris may be more successful in a shorter
format; small doses of these mystical tales seem less overwhelming to me.
That may be why I seem to read only one or two stories at a time, rather
than trying to read the entire collection in one sitting. Although I would
like to see this book on the short list, I have my doubts that this will
happen. Morris strikes me as similar to Scotch and Guiness. People tend
to fit into two camps--"I love it" or "I really don't like
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