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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
Stranger in the Mirror - Allen Say Odd little tale about a boy who wakes up one morning to find that he has overnight grown old and now looks like his recently-departed (died or institutionalized, it isn't clear) grandfather. Doctors can't help and everyone shuns or mocks him.

Like Say's other picture books, this is interesting but ultimately disappointing. The ending is a let down and it is unclear what the reader is supposed to take away from the story.