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Re: Pagan novels
« Reply #30 on: December 05, 2013, 07:36:26 pm »
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A pagan friend of mine recommended me xxxHolic and another graphic novel called Gasoline. I want to read them, but the first gives the implication of porn and I find porn boring. I have nothing against it, it's just kind of boring. I'll give it a shot anyway, but I'm not going into it expecting much. lol


Don't worry, it's not porn. The "XXX" is supposed to be read as a blank, like "_____holic". TVTropes says: "Chapters/episodes usually involve a customer coming into the shop and asking for their wish to be granted by Yuuko, having usually negative or dubious results."

It's produced by CLAMP, an all-female team who also created "CardCaptor Sakura". Excuse me while I squee.

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Re: Pagan novels
« Reply #31 on: December 06, 2013, 10:12:44 am »
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I can't believe nobody mentioned Furlong yet (especially me).  The prequel, Juniper, and sequel Colman are great too.

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Oh! I'm glad someone else actually heard of it, whenever I mention Wise Child in pagan circles, people give me strange looks. I haven't been able to find the prequel or sequel anywhere. That book seriously led me to consider paganism, and looking back, I realize there were even more subtle pagan-y things there that I didn't catch as a kid (the Beltane ritual being the most obvious). I think it's a great book for pagan girls coming of age though.

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Re: Pagan novels
« Reply #32 on: December 23, 2013, 01:43:25 pm »
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Does anyone know of novels about Pagan families? To be specific, I am looking for coming-of-age novels that happen to be about Pagan families and/or children.

I ask because I've read many that happen to be about Christian families, Jewish, Muslim, even Atheists, but I've never read one about a family that happens to be of pagan faith. I don't mean it to be a major part of the story, but simply for it to be a background thing, a character element. I've read many times "after we came home from church," or "After Billy finished his Quran reading," "When she got home she unwrapped the scarf around her head" "After dad thanked Jesus for dinner".

But never once have I read "After thanking Old Horny" or "As I prayed to the Triple Goddess, I thought" or "The pyre for Thor was great, then we", "she took the pentacle necklace off before getting in the bath," Anyway, I think I've made my point. Same with many Asian religions as well, by the way, but I won't get into that for now.

So does anyone know of a book along the lines I've stated?


When I first read this post I (and it seems most everyone who answered here) thought the OP was mainly looking for YA/NA pagan novels.

But in re-reading this I realized that what (I think) you're looking for is more mainstream books where the characters "just happen" to be pagan, but where the book isn't centered around their paganism.

That got me thinking and inspired an article Paganism and Witches in Mainstream YA? Probably Not Soon where I look at WHY paganism probably won't be treated as a "oh by the way" type of thing anytime soon.

Thanks much for the inspiration!
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Re: Pagan novels
« Reply #33 on: December 23, 2013, 11:55:28 pm »
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That got me thinking and inspired an article Paganism and Witches in Mainstream YA? Probably Not Soon where I look at WHY paganism probably won't be treated as a "oh by the way" type of thing anytime soon.

 
Having looked at your article, I'm not sure I agree. I certainly don't spend so much time on my religion that it's impossible for me to tell a story about something that happened to me without faith coming up.

(Also the thing about Chekhov's gun? That's Act 1 and Act 2 of a play - Act 2 of a play is usually considerably further along than chapters 1 and 3 in a book, jsyk.)

I see very few YA novels that refer to characters having any faith without it being a plot point as it is in, say, the House of Night novels. I don't think that's limited to paganism.
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Re: Pagan novels
« Reply #34 on: December 24, 2013, 02:31:30 pm »
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Having looked at your article, I'm not sure I agree. I certainly don't spend so much time on my religion that it's impossible for me to tell a story about something that happened to me without faith coming up.

(Also the thing about Chekhov's gun? That's Act 1 and Act 2 of a play - Act 2 of a play is usually considerably further along than chapters 1 and 3 in a book, jsyk.)

I see very few YA novels that refer to characters having any faith without it being a plot point as it is in, say, the House of Night novels. I don't think that's limited to paganism.

 
Just hanging this here-- there is a book trilogy that starts off with the book How Beauty Met the Beast and all three are by Jax Garren.
Because I have no money I've only read the synopsis and first chapter, but they look really good. I don't know if the characters are necessarily Pagan, but they do encounter a few Norse gods.
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