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Mistress of the Art of Death (Mistress of the Art of Death, #1)
The Mistress of the Art of Death is quirky. Now, before you decide I'm damning it with faint praise, you need to understand that such is a high compli ...more
Mar 11, 2013
Mar 11, 2013
I've read a good deal of Robin McKinley's works. They remind me of a good friend, or your sweet dog, and sometimes they're even just a delightful romp ...more
Jan 24, 2013
Jan 11, 2013
The Gift
"The Gift is an exploration of the art of storytelling, a coming-of-age tale in a place and time when magic is not the ring to be grabbed but the pois ...more
Feb 2008
Apr 04, 2008
No Mercy (A Mercy Gunderson Mystery, #1)
Fun, fast and furious, and with a no holds barred heroine. Mercy Gunderson is strong and tough and smart and damn good at what she does. She's also wr ...more
Jul 14, 2013
Aug 19, 2013
Memento Mori
This was one of the books that we selected for bookclub and ... well, I made it through about a third of the book before I put it down as both uninter ...more
Oct 2007
May 03, 2008
Broken Verses
This is a glorious novel! Richly voiced, marvelously detailed, brilliantly constructed, it is one of the best fictions I've read in many years. All pa ...more
Aug 03, 2008
Apr 03, 2008
Spare in prose, as most of her work is, I found The Fledgling to be less of a story than an exploration of a culture, an exploration of what it means ...more
Jun 12, 2008
May 30, 2008
Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff, Christ's Childhood Pal
Wry, wise, hi-larious, wonderful. Even though I knew the ending of this book (we all know the ending to this book), I kept hoping that somehow it woul ...more
Aug 2007
Apr 03, 2008
The Shadow of the Wind (The Cemetery of Forgotten Books,  #1)
Quite the gothic tale, and I liked it for how it used that genre, as well as some of the side plots. I wouldn't have picked it up if it hadn't been fo ...more
Mar 2006
May 03, 2008
Enjoyable, humorous, full of odd factoids about everything from bobbed hair to chaos theories, this was a lovely read for a grey do-nothing day.
Jul 24, 2008
Jul 04, 2008
This book is in search of an editor. Seriously.
Jul 04, 2008
Apr 26, 2008
The Native Star (Veneficas Americana, #1)
Aug 19, 2013
Aug 14, 2010
The Speed of Dark
May 30, 2008
Apr 26, 2008
Edward Trencom's Nose: A Novel of History, Dark Intrigue, and Cheese
Sep 26, 2008
Sep 04, 2008
The Power of One (The Power of One, #1)
not set
Apr 03, 2008
Merciless (Mercy Gunderson Mystery #3)
Aug 21, 2013
Aug 19, 2013
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