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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
Nothing but Ghosts - Beth Kephart
...but not actual ghosts.

You'd think if one started with "nothing but ghosts" and then subtracted the ghosts, there would be left nothing, but in fact there's gardening and eating and a summer job and the library and a crush. So, normal life, basically. Add a small town "mystery" (i.e. nosiness) for color.

The prose was good if a bit too self-consciously writers'-workshop-ish for my taste.