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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
Smoke and Shadows - Tanya Huff

Tony Foster, a secondary character from Huff's Victoria Nelson series, has moved away from Toronto to find himself as a non-addict, non-hustling adult. And also to get away from the all the weird shit that keeps happening with vampires and mummies.

Unfortunately, evil wizards from another dimension pick this year to invade.

The scene set in a Vancouver TV studio, and I liked with way Huff made the shooting schedule matter to the ridiculous plot, because the characters are all "ZOMG WE MUST SAVE THE WORLD FROM EVIL WIZARDS! But also we must not mess up the filming of this crappy vampire-detective show, because we would lose our jobs!"

This series consists of a set of homages to rather cliched genres (in this case, fantasy) and is more fun if you read a lot in those genres.