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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
Captain Slaughterboard Drops Anchor - Mervyn Peake A bloodthirsty pirate and his horrific and deformed crew spend their days dealing death until they find an uncharted island populated by diverse purple creatures. The captain becomes obsessed with the sole Yellow Creature. This weird story made even weirder by the outre illustrations of Mervyn Peake. The text is also handwritten by Peake.

An interesting but brief end note by one of Peake's sons says that he made it up for his kids during the years they lived in primitive conditions in the Channel Islands.