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The Kingdom of Gods by N.K. Jemisin
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Sieh's interaction with a pair of Amn children destroys his divine power and threatens another upheaval in the Thousand Kingdoms. I really did like first book in this series, so I'm disappointed that the other two have been much less successful. This ...more
The Kingdom of Gods by N.K. Jemisin
"This is a very ambitious book. Actually, it's a very ambitious two books. The problem is, in attempting to be both of them, it doesn't quite achieve either. And so I'm torn between giving it four stars (for what I think it could have been) and two..." Read more of this review »
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The Night Watch by Sarah Waters
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A story of the intertwined lives of four individuals in London during World War II. Had I realized ahead of time that this were the setting, I wouldn't have read it; it's a historical period I prefer to avoid in fiction. That reservation made it diff ...more
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The Little White Horse by Elizabeth Goudge
"This was a formative fantasy novel for me, and rereading it I hoped I would still be swept along the dreamlike prose. This is definitely a problematic favourite: there is a huge emphasis on Victorian morality (girls are modest, incurious and obedi..." Read more of this review »
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Much Ado About Nothing by William Shakespeare
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I have less luck with the comedies, so I'm surprised by how well I enjoyed this. Beatrice and Benedick absolutely steal the show; their repartee is vivid and sharp, and the loving mockery at their change of heart is charming. I'm less invested in the ...more
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The Merry Wives of Windsor by William Shakespeare
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Honestly, I didn't think this was that bad--which may say more about my general expectations from the comedies than it does about this play in particular. Falstaff certainly doesn't sparkle here as he does elsewhere; Hal provides necessary contrast, ...more
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The Broken Kingdoms by N.K. Jemisin
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Ten years after the previous book, a woman encounters Itempas as a mortal man. It takes a full third of the book for the protagonist to figure that out, and the plot which follows is a series of mistakes and failed escape attempts (the death of (view ...more
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Deep Dark Fears by Fran Krause
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101 short horror comics about fears. Most are four-panel, single page comics, but there's some flexibility and a few marginal doodles--it's probably more striking in the print edition; digitally, it's unremarkable. The comics have been cleaned up fro ...more
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Mortal Fire by Elizabeth Knox
Mortal Fire
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A mixed-race girl in the South Pacific, in search of something more, discovers it while on summer break with her step-brother. The nearest comparison I can make is to Diana Wynne Jones's Fire and Hemlock, for the way it sets coming of age against a l ...more
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Hellebore & Rue by JoSelle Vanderhooft
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Twelve short stories about queer women and magic, a refreshing and engaging premise that fosters lovely atmospheres, like the 1980s urban fantasy vibe of Sorrell's "Counterbalance" or the magic-touched science fictional world of Moraine's "Thin Spin. ...more
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Andre Norton
“To the spectator the ex-Commando might be standing impassively, the meerkats clinging to him, his hand resting lightly on Surra’s round skull, the eagle quiet on his shoulder. But an awareness, which was unuttered, unheard speech, linked him with animals and bird. The breadth of that communication could not be assessed outside a 'team,' but it forged them into a harmonious whole, which was a weapon if need be, a companionship always.”
Andre Norton, The Beast Master

A.S. Byatt
“I would not for the whole world diminish you. I know it is usual in these circumstances to protest—"I love you for yourself alone"—"I love you essentially"—and as you imply, my dearest, to mean by "you essentially"—lips hands and eyes. But you must know—we do know—that it is not so—dearest, I love your soul and with that your poetry—the grammar and stopping and hurrying syntax of your quick thought—quite as much essentially you as Cleopatra's hopping was essentially hers to delight Antony—more essentially, in that while all lips hands and eyes resemble each other somewhat (though yours are enchanting and also magnetic)—your thought clothed with your words is uniquely you, came with you, would vanish if you vanished—”
A.S. Byatt, Possession

Patricia A. McKillip
“Explain to me again," he begged," why we are here."

She had told him once before; it had been like listening to a vivid, improbable dream.”
Patricia A. McKillip, Ombria in Shadow

Isabel Miller
“Who is this cautious unhoping young woman? Where is the hero who bore such batterings for love and stood up before witnesses to ask me to be a hero too? And I am a hero now. Can't you see? We can be an army of two. We can be Plato's perfect army: lovers, who will never behave dishonorably in each other's sight, and invincible. Let the world either kill us or grow accustomed to us; here we stand.”
Isabel Miller, Patience & Sarah

James M. Cain
“Love, when you get fear in it, it's not love any more. It's hate.”
James M. Cain, The Postman Always Rings Twice

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