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Polly has two sets of memoriesOne is normal school home friends The other stranger memories begin nine years ago when she was ten and gate crashed an odd funeral in the mansio. Pre 1985 Dianna Wynne Jones is my absolute favorite writer of all time Since I ve gotten this far with cataloguing much of my reading history I had to make sure this fact is recorded here somewhere I actually haven t read this one my favorite in years mostly because I m terrified I ll discover it can no longer do for me anything like what it did when I was a kidI really wish I could read anything now that would give me the kind of experience I had as a child reading Ms Jones s books Somewhere she has an essay or an interview where she talks about the difference between writing for kids and writing for adults What she says is that you don t have to explain every little thing to kids the way you do to grownups because they just intuitively understand the unwritten logic of the world you re describing which I really think is true It s because she exploits this that her books are so amazing they hook into some kind of childhood mental processes and content so that much of the story doesn t need to be written and is actually being told in collaboration with the wee developing mind on a much vivid and intensely personal level than would be possible just from reading a regular book if that makes any sense I guess as you get older all that fluid multicolored unlimited swirly stuff in the immature brain dries up and whatever s left gets dammed and filtered into these confining narrow crusty little channels I can t engage with fiction at all the way I did when I was a kid which is the chief reason why I don t read much any now that I m grown Now I sit there and think Here I am reading this book or This book is well written or that doesn t seem plausible How deeply unsatisfying is thatDianna Wynne Jones s best books follow one brilliant pattern which I m not really going to get into here except to say that the endings are always the same huge chaotic messy implosions in which the characters time space and a thousand different worlds all reach some frenetic pitch and then collapse in on themselves with a hugely satisfying crash Hooray When I was younger my dream was to travel to England in an effort to meet Dianna Wynne Jones I sort of let go of that dream though when I realized I couldn t think of anything to say Maybe now I could tell her Oh screw Harry Potter And then I could thank herThank you Ms Jones

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N near her grandmother's house Polly's just beginning to recall the sometimes marvelous sometimes frightening adventures she embarked on with Tom Lynn after that And then she. When I tried to think of a way to describe this book I kept having a GIF go through my head One that I d seen recently and felt summed up this novel perfectlyimage error

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Did something terrible and everything changedBut what did she do Why can't she remember Polly must uncover the secret or her true love and perhaps Polly herself will be lo. One of the best and most incomprehensible books I ve ever laid my eyes on It makes my heart ache physically literally it s so good it hurts My long long LONG time favourite Howl s Moving Castle became a runner up after I finished with Fire and Hemlock It just really messes with my insides I want to be this bookRight after finishing the book I was just really frustrated the ending made my face screw and I just had to throw the book god knows where I m sorry Tom the poor book was probably in great agony for the whole night and curse myself to sleep I went through such a load of feelings and emotions throughout the book and in the end I felt like the tension was never truly released Which makes this book in my eyes both unbearable and genius In a way it reminds me of Laird Koenig s The Little Girl Who Lives Down The Lane in that it makes you absolutely fall in love with the characters and you wish them all the best yet you can never be certain whether they got their happy ending because there s an eternal cliffhanger don t we have a law against those Only this was a great enormous load betterI was trembling by the time I got to part four Like literally shaking all over and desperateNow despite the fact I ve loved DWJ for years I ve only read the Castle series and the Chrestomanci series before because I only recently got my hands on some other books of hers But I m kind of glad I only read it now It s uite clear Fire and Hemlock is mature compared to her kiddie ish novels Much longer much complex and detailed and much relationship driven I m not saying kids couldn t enjoy it I certainly would have had I read it when I was younger but personally I think I benefitted from the perspective my age gave me over Polly s growth and character developmentI loved Tom Lynn and his relationship to Polly I loved how incomplete and selfish Tom s feelings and motives towards Polly turned out to be And how in the end perfectly and devotedly Polly still loved him I loved the way Polly grew to him and good god The frustration I mean I m okay with age differences and lolita ish material in literature because you know fictional characters no harm done but this was so different from anything else I d read It wasn t just a few years which would have made it into sweet little puppy love which is cute It wasn t exactly a perverse unhealthy unbalanced pedoesue relationship which would have made it interesting in a dark sad way No it was too gentle too okay and too realistic for me to bear It just felt like they were meant to go through all those stages and all those feelings It was clear from the beginning there was going to be a romance between those two but there was never anything wrong about it Tom was always reasonable about it except for the SILKEN BACK SMUT oh my god the scolding he gave her The lady doth protest too much and Polly had the right to be a little unreasonable because well she was young and in a way very na ve And I can t seem to go on about this subject because my heart feels like it s about to break Yes I was utterly touched by their relationship and uh oh yeah alright Wow I just really don t get it why so many people saw it somehow creepy or gross because there was never anything truly inappropriate going on at least from Tom s side It was just beautiful and so true and so desperately touching I almost lost itOverall I think Fire and Hemlock was one of the most rereadable books I ve read even compared to Diana s other novels which I ve always loved rereading because I ve felt like there s always something I didn t catch last time This book was like Diana multiplied by ten And after I felt like I really understood the ending it became even better It s just what I call absolute literary perfection The essay at the end of the newest edition was also perfect I felt like I was going to faint whilst reading it because of all the little details Diana included to sculpt it into absolute flawlessnessThis book is mint I want to give it way than five stars


10 thoughts on “Fire and Hemlock

  1. says:

    Polly is a capable young woman who has lived a completely ordinary life Or so she thinks until one day she's cleaning out her old bedroom and starts to remember in great detail; it takes up most of the book a different life a second set of memories revolving around a somewhat older man Thomas Lynn who had been her friend while she was a ch

  2. says:

    Pre 1985 Dianna Wynne Jones is my absolute favorite writer of all time Since I've gotten this far with cataloguing much of my reading history I had to make sure this fact is recorded here somewhere I actually haven't read this one my favorite in years mostly because I'm terrified I'll discover it can no longer do for me anything like what it did when I was a kidI really wish I could read anything now that would give me the kind o

  3. says:

    This book is wonderful It's a cool remix of two old fairy stories in an 80s setting It's also a coming of age story about a girl Polly who gets pulled into some magical drama because of a dude she meets when she accidentally crashes a funeral If it's magic at all? There's a great tension around whether anything is really going on It's also a story about surviving bad families Polly's parents are haunting great character

  4. says:

    I had a lot of fun reading Fire and Hemlock and if you like DWJ don’t miss it I won’t review it but I’d like to make a reading guide that will allow me to remember how things work The mechanics are not simple but the book doesn’t need the exposure of its guts to be enjoyed Except perhaps for the ending That bit

  5. says:

    When I tried to think of a way to describe this book I kept having a GIF go through my head One that I'd seen recently and felt summed up this novel perfectlyimage error

  6. says:

    Fire and Hemlock is one of Diana Wynne Jones’ haunting books with characters situations and references that linger long after a first readi

  7. says:

    One of the best and most incomprehensible books I've ever laid my eyes on It makes my heart ache physically literally it's so good it hurts My long long LONG time favourite Howl's Moving Castle became a runner up after I finished with Fire and Hemlock It just really messes with my insides I want to be this bookRight after finishing the book I was just really frustrated – the ending made my face screw and I just had t

  8. says:

    I wish I could give this book infinite stars

  9. says:

    Re read March 25 2020SO GOOD Even amazing on a second read 3 I may add updated thoughtsOriginal review First read January 1

  10. says:

    I was disappointed in this when I was 10 but all my friends seem to have loved it so I gave it another try It makes sense now although it is still rather confusing especially the end I enjoyed it this time around but it is still not a

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