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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
The Gods in Winter - Patricia Miles
This is book is sort of like [b:Eight Days of Luke|114510|Eight Days of Luke|Diana Wynne Jones|http://d.gr-assets.com/books/1171689089s/114510.jpg|1003986] but with Greek mythology instead of Norse. However, where Jones' gods were active participants in a new story, Miles' are like powerful ghosts, enacting the same cycle over and over, never changing or growing. I didn't find this as satisfactory, or as interesting; for one thing, if you know the story of Demeter and Persephone, you pretty much know everything that's going to happen in the course of the book. But I still enjoyed Miles' writing and liked the narrator.