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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
Caretakers of Wonder - Cooper Edens Contrary to the description here, this book was first published in 1980 and is very much a product of the 1970s in both artistic style and tone. Brightly colored but somewhat blurry illustrations, funnily dressed characters, emphases on nature and imagination. I actually found the idea of workers having to restuff the clouds and light the stars to make the natural world seem less wondrous, which I don't think was the author's intent, but it was nice that the wonders of nature are presented as something for individuals to steward and participate in rather than merely admire. This is not a style of illustration I'm wild about, but I did like some of the details, especially the inclusion of art images.