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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
Ghosts in the Snow - Tamara Siler Jones Think of a fairly standard serial-killer mystery, only set in a vaguely medieval high fantasy kingdom. Dubric is the older, somewhat-hard-bitten detective (or, er, something. It wasn't clear to me what he does when there are no murders, which we are told is most of the time) trying to catch the elusive psycho who has been slashing up servant girls. I liked the novelty of this genre-cross, but every aspect of the story was... off. The characters, their relationships, the world in which they lived and its laws, politics, and culture. All interesting, but none of it rings true. It all just felt -- made up.