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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
The Green Mill Murder (Phryne Fisher Mysteries (Hardcover)) - Kerry Greenwood Aviation is a trope once again. Other interesting topics are jazz, shell-shock, pioneer isolation, and the criminal prosecution of homosexuality. As usual, Greenwood researches well and presents the material in an interesting manner. Unfortunately the mystery itself, its resolution, and the development of the secondary characters were all quite weak. Even returning friends from earlier stories, such as Dot, Bunji, and Inspector Robinson were not well realized in this instance. And Phryne's unwillingness to turn in the unsavory criminals was inexplicable.