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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
King Stork - Howard Pyle, Peter Glassman, Trina Schart Hyman
It was a lucky day for the drummer lad when he did a favor for the king of the storks because, frankly, he didn't have much to recommend him otherwise.

"It is a poor fellow who cannot manage a wife when he has her" -- and he knew as much about that business as a goose about churning butter.

This is an odd story but Pyle's prose and Hyman's art make it work.

I do wonder about the backstory, though. How did the young princess become a wicked enchantress and meet a crone with an awesome scary castle?