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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
Little Red Riding Hood - Jacob Grimm, Wilhelm Grimm, Bernadette Watts The text is a standard, short Grimm version of the story. It does not emphasize Red Riding Hood's disobedience -- she pauses quite briefly to pick some flowers for her grandmother, and is depicted as a very young child. It is the sneaky, greedy wolf who is the culprit, and the illustrations dwell at slightly distressing length on his punishment, two full pages of multiple panels showing his writhing after the stones are sewn in his belly. Aside from these pages the illustrations are quite pretty, vibrant, colorful scenes reminiscent of youthful crayon drawings.