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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
Flight Volume Five (Flight Graphic Novels) - I didn't enjoy the first story, the wordless "Broken Path" by Michael Gagne very much, although the fox-like character was pretty cute despite the crystal shard of whatever creepily embedded in his head, but fortunately I kept reading and liked most of the other entries. My favorites:

"Igloo Head and Tree Head in Disguise" by Scott Campbell. Hilarity! Tacos!


"Changeling" by Sarah Mensinga was a great story. The art wasn't anything special, to me, but the twist the changeling trope was very well played.

"Mountains" by Matthew Bernier was fascinatingly surreal. Two characters living on a desert island wake to find their mountains have vanished, replaced masses of giant creatures. A conundrum, indeed.

Paul Rivoche's "Flowers for Mama" seemed to be an installment in a steam-punk "Aeronautical Adventures" series that I'll definitely have to seek out more of.

"Timecat" was a great little dose of cuteness. The full "cover" page is oddly a-representative.

Dave Raman's cartoonish "This Morning I woke up to discover I was The Chosen One" was very clever and I think would be a hoot for anyone familiar with the fantasy cliches, especially Harry Potter.

Svetlana's Chmakova's sweetly drawn and colored "On the Importance of Space Travel" was pitch-perfect and I think would be great re-issued as a stand-alone in picture book format for a younger audience (not that it isn't great for teens and adults, but I think elementary kids could read this one as well).


Unfortunately my library does not have any other volume of Flight, but I will definitely be tracking down more by the contributors.