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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.

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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
Miko, Little Hunter of the North: Little Hunter of the North - Bruce Donehower, Tom Pohrt
After his grandfather tells him the story of how Ravna, daughter of the Sun and Moon, was captured by the Winter King, causing an extended winter, young Laplander Miko becomes convinced that this is happening again and sets out in the night to rescue her so the sun can come again.

The prose was pretty flat and dull, but I appreciated being introduced to a new folk tale and wish that Donehower had included some background notes on it. It reminded me a bit of a few other stories in which a human must intervene when winter is unnaturally prolonged, such as [b:Lucia and the Light|60065|Lucia and the Light|Phyllis Root|https://d202m5krfqbpi5.cloudfront.net/books/1320448023s/60065.jpg|58445].