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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
Child of Fire - Harry Connolly
This book started off strong -- I wanted to find out more about the backstory, what the Twenty Palaces were, how Ray became entangled with them, what Annalise's story, why the kids were being burnt into worms of smoke -- but kind of sagged when they got to town and had repetitive encounters with the locals. Similarly, I liked that Connolly created the opportunity for ethical questions to be raised, but then was disappointed that not much was done in regards to those issues.

Reasonably entertaining light read falling somewhere on the spectrum between [b:Midnight Riot|8680417|Midnight Riot (Peter Grant, #1)|Ben Aaronovitch|https://d202m5krfqbpi5.cloudfront.net/books/1320484733s/8680417.jpg|13552476] and [b:Already Dead|21277|Already Dead (Joe Pitt, #1)|Charlie Huston|https://d202m5krfqbpi5.cloudfront.net/books/1320468155s/21277.jpg|1154196], but not as good as either.