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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 Night Wanderer: A Native Gothic Novel - Drew Hayden Taylor n two alternating narratives we are introduced to Tiffany, a typical teenage girl, and Pierre, a mysterious "European" traveler. The first half of the book is dominated by Tiffany's point of view; this gives it an uneven feel since it is almost entirely quotidian matter about school, her boyfriend, wishing she could have new shoes, fighting with her dad, etc. The small bits of Pierre with hints of the supernatural seem like an odd interruption and connect only coincidentally with Tiffany's life. But the second half works betters, as their stories connect.