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Allusion is not Illusion

You'll pry my books off my cold, dead body. By the time you shift them all I'll be flat and dessicated.

Currently reading

Winter's Tales
Karen Blixen, Isak Dinesen
Black Lamb and Grey Falcon (Penguin Classics)
Rebecca West, Christopher Hitchens
Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell
Susanna Clarke
Already Dead
Charlie Huston
The Rings of Saturn
W.G. Sebald, Michael Hulse
Lady Audley's Secret
Mary Elizabeth Braddon, David Skilton
Unequal Protection: How Corporations Became "People" - And How You Can Fight Back
Thom Hartmann
The City, Not Long After
Pat Murphy
You Can Sketch: A Step-by-Step Guide for Absolute Beginners
Jackie Simmonds
Lonely Werewolf Girl
Martin Millar
Headed for Trouble - Suzanne Brockmann
The more more substantial stories were okay, although I'd read some of them elsewhere. The shorter ones were pretty weak. Some of the items included weren't really stories. Brockmann's idea of having an author "interview" with her characters or be discussed by the characters works fine as cutesy way discussing the writing process, but doesn't work from a story-telling perspective. Overall, I felt like she was struggling to come up with enough material to reach book length. But given how many multi-book story arcs she's written, I don't think short is her strength.