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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
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Black Lamb and Grey Falcon (Penguin Classics)
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Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell
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Already Dead
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The Rings of Saturn
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Lady Audley's Secret
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Devil's Footsteps - E.E. Richardson Darkness. Wolves. The Forest. Buried secrets. Death. Impalement on a meat hook. Abandoned houses. Isolation. Seeing loved ones tortured. Being chased. Threatening strangers. Parental abandonment. Limbs bursting from the earth to drag you under. Clowns.

Okay, the clown only gets a passing mention, and there were no snakes or spiders. But this book still felt a bit like a laundry list of fears, most touched on too briefly to really instill any terror in the reader. And the denouement with the steps was pretty predictable. But it was an okay quick read, mindless entertainment without any distracting internal inconsistencies or language problems.