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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
Tam Lin - Susan Cooper, Warwick Hutton This prose retelling of the Tam Lin story focuses on Janet's rebellion against social strictures. The sexual aspect is elided, making Janet's decision to save her lover recent acquaintance less emotional and more kindly. Likewise removed is the suggestion that Tam Lin engineered their relationship in a self-interested attempt to find a savior. Here he is merely a nice, handsome, ill-fated dude who hangs around a spot that Janet visits strictly because she has been told not to. If this book introduces more young readers to the story, I'm glad it exists, but it is definitely not a better retelling. I thought the illustrations were pretty weak, as well.