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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
Jinnie Ghost - Berlie Doherty, Jane Ray A little girl ghost(?) visits children bringing them fantastical dreams(?) or adventures. It's not entirely clear what is going on, or why, or whether the experiences and visiting creatures are real or not. Jinnie herself seems less like the standard conception of a human ghost and more like more kind of mythical spirit. In fact, she reminded me a bit of Shakespeare's description of Mab bring dreams and playing tricks, although Jinnie's seemed better spirited. I did like that even the creatures normally depicted as monsters were positive, like the giant and the boogeymen who come to "boogey" with the little boy. But the story aspect definitely seemed a little off, and it was Ray's lovely detailed illustrations that I really enjoyed.