Ok, it's unfair of me to put this on my partly read and excretable shelf. In ordinary circumstances, this would just be.. Partly read. But these are NOT ordinary circumstances!! Buffered by the brilliant (Atlas Shrugged) and the poignant (North of the Border, South of the Sun) on one side, followed by the eagerly anticipated on the other (Friday Night Lights, the arrival of which made my Monday), any ordinary book was doomed to be discarded. As this one was, promptly.
PS plot ok (warring lobsterfishing islands produce a young girl through which all things new and novel grow), but like I said.. *whispers* extraorrrrdinary times.. Haha