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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 Janus Gate: An Encounter with John Singer Sargent - Douglas Rees I'm not sure why the cover and synopsis seem to imply that this book is aimed at kids and possibly even educational. Nothing about the text (other than shortness, I guess) struck me as either. It's odd and rather draft-like little novel about artist John Singer Sargent being drawn into the psychological and possibly supernatural problems of the Boit family he is hired to paint. I think I would have preferred Rees to make up his own entirely original characters rather than trying to write a fictional story using real people especially given his choice to make Mrs. Boit insane and and abusive.