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Mirimirage

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
Darwin - Alice B. McGinty, Mary Azarian Decent but rather dull picture-book biography of Darwin. And I'm quite interested in Darwin so if it didn't hold my interest I can't imagine it would do much for a small child. On the other hand, I'm mainly interested in his ideas and their ramifications, not his life, so maybe this would appeal more to someone else. I still think it would seem kind of dead, though. I didn't get a lot of sense of his personality or how he formulated his ideas. And the illustrations, although it a style I like (sort of pseudo-woodcut) were very static. Why so many images of Darwin standing still talking to other men? Those didn't really add anything.