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Gen's Shelves

Occasional rambles about books I felt strongly enough to review, when I had free time enough to do it.

Currently reading

The Isle of Glass
Judith Tarr
The Broken Crown
Michelle West, Michelle Sagara
Deep Atlantic: Life, Death and Exploration in the Abyss
Richard Ellis
L'élégance du hérisson
Muriel Barbery
Religion and the Decline of Magic: Studies in Popular Beliefs in Sixteenth and Seventeenth Century England
Keith Thomas
A History of Ancient Egypt: From the First Farmers to the Great Pyramid
John Romer
Tiger, Tiger
Lynne Reid Banks
Julie E. Czerneda
Tomorrow's Magic
Pamela F. Service
Marie Brennan

American Gods

American Gods - Neil Gaiman A reread of a book I hadn't read in about ten years. I loved it then, and I loved it now too; definitely my favorite just-prose Neil Gaiman that I've read. It's not without its flaws -- and it's tackling a complex issue laden with lots of historical and cultural baggage, and doing so imperfectly -- but still, there are passages that are purely numinous, and that make me want to write like that someday. And I enjoy Shadow a lot.