Wednesday, January 25, 2012
Note: Notes to Note!
Another great reader/fan sent along something to my attention.
My Heart in Company: The Work of J.M. Barrie & the Birth of Peter Pan
by Timothy G. Young
I ordered it just about right away. How does a compilation of Barrie's notes sound? Top drawer? Yeah, for me too. I wonder how many and which ones I'll remember... as in what and which will coincide with the notes I'd had at my disposal back in college when I composed Peter Pan's NeverWorld from his very musings. I'll surely let you know once the book comes my way. Here's a link.
As a bonus, this reader/fan (who generally goes by Z or ZZ) has a site up. A rather nice one, in fact. Yes, you guessed it. It deals with the infamous eternal boy. Please do have a gander. I especially like what she's written about Peter Pan on the home page. I just had more of a chance to poke around a little more... there are some essays that are intriguing. Must get to them - if only I didn't have to go out in a little while. Knowing me, I'll have a lot of 2 cents to throw in... Anyway, there's a good list (with pics) of Peter Pan books, both story and Barrie-biography related, like the book she sent my way. I also really love the depiction of Pan on it, too. Heavily influenced by Fox's Pan, but then, she's got a whole section about that terrific cartoon series. And if you can bet I'm a fan of a little cape for him!
So please, click on over. Oh - and thanks, ZZ, for the site, the book and having links to me!
P.S. - Buttercup hasn't shown up quite yet, so I had a chance to look through the essays. Good thoughts all around. I do have some differences of opinion, but that's all they are, for as ZZ points out, much of the world of Pan is speculative. I do have some answers to the queries posed - addressed in the seemingly-ever-upcoming (but will be worth it!) interquel of mine Peter Pan: Betwixt-and-Between. Not that I have the definitive truths, but rest assured they're tinkered into the 'world' with utmost care. But enough about me... go visit Fandomzz and get ZZ's thoughts too!