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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
The Mirror of Monsters and Prodigies - Pamela Ditchoff Oops. I ordered this thinking it was non-fiction. I am interested in this topic -- deformity, monstrous birth, etc -- in a historical and sociological way, but not so much in fiction. Also, I tend to prefer my fiction plot-heavy and this, despite being labeled a "novel" is more a collection of quite short pieces on a theme: Different people in different times and cultures reflecting on being/meeting/thinking about individuals with physical differences. I'm also not into the "mixing of fact and fiction" approach. Not to my taste, but if it sounds like something that might be to yours, the writing seems decent.