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Xanth was the enchanted land where magic ruled where every citizen had a special spell only he could cast It was a land of centaurs and dragons and basilisksFor Bink of North Village however Xanth was no fairy tale He alone had no magic And unless he got some and got some fast he would be exiled ForeverBut the Good Magician Humfrey was convinced that Bink did indeed have magic In fact both Beauregard the genie and the magic wall chart insisted that Bink had magic Magic as powerful as any possessed by the King or by Good Magician Humfrey or even by the Evil Magician TrentBe that as it may no one could fathom the nature of Bink's very special magic Bink was in despair This was even worse than having no magic at alland he would still be exiled


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    I saw A Spell for Chameleon on a shelving cart the other day and realized two things First that I'd read it before and enjoyed it but had forgotten it completely Second that the author was Piers Anthony who's been described as an outrageous sexist even among sci fifantasy writers So I picked up a copy for nostalgia's sake but also to see if Anthony was so bad he couldn't be right? I mean I liked this before And after reading it again all I can say isHOW DID I MISS THIS? HOW?On the second page second page we get thisBink looked at the girl beside him as she stepped through the slanting sunbeam He was no plant but he too had needs and even the most casual inspection of her made him aware of this Sabrina was absolutely beautiful and her beauty was completely natural Other girls managed to enhance their appearance by cosmetics or padding or specialized spells but beside Sabrina all other females looked somewhat artificial She was no enemyAtrocious writing aside absolutely beautiful damn it man at least TRY the whole thing oozes creepy pervert syndrome A female introduced by referring to her effect on the protagonist's penis? Check The emphasis on natural beauty as if it was some sort of personal accomplishment and not just the luck of the draw? Check Reference to undesirable women ie those who've put on make uppaddingwhatever aka artifices taken on to please men how dare they as the enemy? CheckAnd that's just page 2 Without spoiling anything Chameleon's entire character presents problems A lady centaur's recital of Xanth's history is interrupted with infantile comments about her boobies Aforementioned Sabrina will not give up everything she knows loves to follow Bink into exile and therefore she doesn't love him enough another example of childishness but it also shows how Anthony views women as less than people like accessories Every married woman is either a shrew or a dried up husk Says protagonist Binkthe Sorceress Iris seemed beautiful but I met others who weren't Once they get old or married they 'Women don't have to get ugly when they marry' Fanchon said 'Some start out that way' Got that? Married ugly applies to women only of course WowBut that's not the worst moment No The worst thing about this book is that Anthony has for no visible plot related purpose inserted a fake rape trial into his book so he can dismiss the idea of date rape As the judge explains the not guilty verdict'Then I presume she would have fled him at the outset had she disliked him and that he would not have forced her if she trusted him' emits primal screamEverything's couched in such artless language too which just makes it worse It's all needs urges absolutely beautiful me tarzan you jane Even born mouth breathers can write well see Lawrence Durrell Henry Miller so what gives?The only reason I can figure for my earlier positive impression aside from being 12 at the time clueless is that I was taken in by Anthony's imaginative world building skillful plotting Because I'll give him this he has entertaining ideas eg tangle trees conscious landscapes buildings I also despite loathing Bink remained curious about his particular power Anthony strongly hints at it throughout the book without giving it away There's enough good in this book that I wish Anthony was a better writerthinkerperson But he's not