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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.

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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
Michael's Genuine Food: Down-to-Earth Cooking for People Who Love to Eat - Michael Schwartz I'm sure I would enjoy eating Michael's food. I'd probably like him as a person. As an author (insofar as I can call him one, since I think someone else did the actual writing) not so much. "Local ingredients, simply prepared" makes for good food, but not exciting recipes. Most of the dishes he describes are familiar and straightforward, without unusual techniques or flavor combinations. And that's assuming the ingredients he suggests are available locally where you live, which is a big if.