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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
Red Riding Hood - Beatrice Schenk de Regniers, Edward Gorey What is even better than Gorey illustrations? Gorey with red highlights!

Actually this wasn't Gorey at his best -- I was a little surprised it wasn't darker -- but I still enjoyed it. The rhyming text was very faithful to the original Grimm version, but fun and sly. It was sometimes a bit awkward, feeling as if it had been translated from another language, but there was no note to that effect.