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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 King with Six Friends - Jay Williams Once I opened this I realized that I had indeed read it as a child; I remember the illustrations, especially Kindle the fire-spirit and Bumble, who even at 5 I thought was dumb. It wasn't a favorite then, and I'm afraid I'm not impressed now, either. It is okay, but I have come across many better retellings of the basic story. The characters didn't have that much personality. Also, modern tales where the True Love is based on one glance at the Amazingly Beautiful (and rich) Princess leave me cold. I would have expected something with more verve from Williams.