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Offline Mike D. aka jmiked

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Lilian Jackson Braun, RIP
« on: June 06, 2011, 09:39:56 pm »
The New York Times is reporting that LJB (author of The Cat Who books) passed away today at the age of 97.

I enjoyed her books.

Mike
« Last Edit: June 07, 2011, 01:02:03 pm by jmiked »

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    Re: Lilian Jackson Braun, RIP
    « Reply #1 on: June 06, 2011, 09:45:34 pm »
    Oh, that's so sad. I read her a lot in my teens.
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    Re: Lilian Jackson Braun, RIP
    « Reply #2 on: June 07, 2011, 01:51:09 am »
    Oh, that's so sad. I read her a lot in my teens.

    Aw, ditto...

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    Re: Lilian Jackson Braun, RIP
    « Reply #3 on: June 07, 2011, 05:36:51 am »
    Wow, I had no idea she was that old! I guess she was just a library staple for so long...I just never thought about it.

    RIP.

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    Re: Lilian Jackson Braun, RIP
    « Reply #4 on: June 07, 2011, 08:59:15 am »
    That is a shame.  I enjoyed her stories, but the later ones were not as good as the earlier ones, perhaps due to her advanced age.

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    Re: Lilian Jackson Braun, RIP
    « Reply #5 on: June 07, 2011, 09:02:24 am »
    RIP. 97 years though. That's a good run.
     
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    Re: Lilian Jackson Braun, RIP
    « Reply #6 on: June 07, 2011, 11:41:48 am »
    I hate to hear that.  And yeah - I had no idea she was that age.  I hope she had a lot of happiness and did a lot of living :)
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    Re: Lilian Jackson Braun, RIP
    « Reply #7 on: June 07, 2011, 12:18:40 pm »
    I loved her "The Cat Who . . ." books.  I believe I read most of them.  She will be missed.

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    Re: Lilian Jackson Braun, RIP
    « Reply #8 on: June 07, 2011, 12:51:12 pm »
    Here's an interesting post on Braun's influence by critic Sarah Weinman:

    http://offonatangent.tumblr.com/post/6270654480/on-lilian-jackson-braun



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    Re: Lilian Jackson Braun, RIP
    « Reply #9 on: June 07, 2011, 02:17:42 pm »
    Really? Wow. Just wow. My mom bought/read all her books. They're still sitting on a bookshelf in my office alongside Agatha Christie's books. 97. I hope she lived a great life. RIP.
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    Re: Lilian Jackson Braun, RIP
    « Reply #10 on: June 07, 2011, 08:15:33 pm »
    I suspect hers is a life to be celebrated, not mourned. Count me as one who enjoyed a lot of her books, although I stopped reading the new ones in the last years because they did seem less. I did know she was of advanced age because at least one of her books had a picture and she looked fragile.
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    Re: Lilian Jackson Braun, RIP
    « Reply #11 on: June 08, 2011, 03:14:17 pm »
    I have read most if not all the cat who books.  I really enjoyed them.  RIP you will be miss.

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    Re: Lilian Jackson Braun, RIP
    « Reply #12 on: June 11, 2011, 06:51:27 am »
    She always (until the last few years anyway) had pairs of Siamese cats named for the characters in her books, Coco and YumYum. About ten years ago we invited her to come be our keynote speaker at the Cat Writers Association conference and her publicist declined. Ms Braun was one of those writers who only became a "name" author well after she'd retired from her real (newspaper) job. She created a whole genre, and so many others of my colleagues followed in her paw-steps: Carole Nelson Douglas, Shirley Rousseau Murphy . . . incidentally, look up their books if you like cat mysteries.  :)

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    Re: Lilian Jackson Braun, RIP
    « Reply #13 on: June 11, 2011, 08:14:12 am »
    Oh! I'd forgotten about those books... I loved them in college. Wonderful, quick, fun reads. Really delightful stuff.
                         

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