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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
Eternals - John Romita Jr., Neil Gaiman Do you just love backstory?! Then this graphic novel may be for you! Cuz, there's really nothing else besides the backstory. The characters not even wooden so much as paper dolls marching around scenery, barely distinguishable. Except for the Deviants, our Bad Gays; it is obvious who they are because they are ugly! They have gross deformities like tentacles and fangs and mouths in their stomachs. Everyone knows that ugly/deformed/otherwise differing-looking people are Teh Ebuls. And also, Bad Guys are so awful, they are like Nazis! In that they say vaguely Nazi-sounding things like, "Tomorrow they will announce that atrocities have been committed by... Who? Gypsies, perhaps. Or homosexuals, or Slavs. And it will be necessary to bring back the secret police." This is in Russia, by the way, where as far as I know Slavs and Gypsies are not considered highly problematic. And why would someone who wasn't actually human care about race, anyway? Aside from the robot-looking-but-apparently-not-robotic Celestials, who think some types of people taste better than others. And even the people-eating is boring because the folks who get eaten are faceless nonentities who get tossed down like popcorn. There's not even any gore. Aside from some interesting mythological elements, which get related in the least-interesting way possible, and some under-played alternate history aspects, this is a disappointingly generic oh-noes-destruction-of-the-entire-world comic book. I really hope when I have lived for millenia with my superpowers 'n' stuff I have more personality than these dopes.