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The Witches
Quentin Blake, Roald Dahl
Invisible Cities
William Weaver, Italo Calvino
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Susanna Clarke
The Illustrated Gormenghast Trilogy
Mervyn Peake, Michael Moorcock
Letters from a Lost Uncle
Mervyn Peake
Wonderbook: The Illustrated Guide to Creating Imaginative Fiction
Jeff VanderMeer, Jeremy Zerfoss, John Coulthart
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Quentin Blake, Roald Dahl
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reviewed: Howl's Moving Castle (Howl's Moving Castle, #1)
DRAMATIS PERSONAEHowl, the shameless coward, full of vanity and secret cares.Sophie, the cranky old woman, unnaturally aged.C...
Howl's Moving Castle (Howl's Moving Castle, #1) - Diana Wynne Jones
reviewed: The Penelopiad: The Myth of Penelope and Odysseus (Myths, The)
In The Penelopiad Margaret Atwood gives us a satirical view of the events of The Odyssey. Penelope and her twelve hanged maid...
The Penelopiad: The Myth of Penelope and Odysseus (Myths, The) - Margaret Atwood
reviewed: Fortunately, the Milk
On my own for the night with two of my daughters, we read this straight through in a single sitting at the dinner table while...
Fortunately, the Milk - Neil Gaiman, Skottie Young
reviewed: Annihilation (Southern Reach Trilogy #1)
Initiation, Integration, Immolation, Immersion, Dissolution: so go the stages of Jeff VanderMeer’s Annihilation. As much as t...
Annihilation (Southern Reach Trilogy #1) - Jeff VanderMeer
reviewed: The Final Solution
The Final Solution is Michael Chabon’s homage to Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. It’s a delightful short novel with a once-famous but...
The Final Solution - Michael Chabon, Jay Ryan
reviewed: The Oversight
I came to The Oversight during a forced holiday after a long dry spell absent of any fiction. It was just what I needed. This...
The Oversight - Charlie Fletcher
reviewed: The Canterbury Tales
As much as I enjoyed Seymour Chwast's treatment of Dante's Divine Comedy, his Canterbury Tales never comes to life. Perhaps t...
The Canterbury Tales - Seymour Chwast
reviewed: The Rebel Angels
Robertson Davies’ The Rebel Angels is an engaging and energetic novel with a vigorous sense of humor. The novel reads quickly...
The Rebel Angels - Robertson Davies
reviewed: The Cornish Trilogy: The Rebel Angels, What's Bred in the Bone, and The Lyre of Orpheus
The Rebel Angels Robertson Davies’ The Rebel Angels is an engaging and energetic novel with a vigorous sense of humor. The n...
The Cornish Trilogy: The Rebel Angels, What's Bred in the Bone, and The Lyre of Orpheus - Robertson Davies
reviewed: Gogol's Wife and Other Stories
1. Gogol’s Wife Tommaso Landolfi’s story is written as a chapter of a biography on the famous Russian writer, Nikolai Gogol....
Gogol's Wife and Other Stories - Tommaso Landolfi
reviewed: Dante’s Divine Comedy: A Graphic Adaptation
Seymour Chwast's graphic novel is a thoroughly enjoyable companion piece to Dante's Comedìa. It's the literary geek's equival...
Dante’s Divine Comedy: A Graphic Adaptation - Seymour Chwast
reviewed: How to Read and Why
This book is not geared toward the academic, rather it is a popular book on reading quality literature. What this means is th...
How to Read and Why - Harold Bloom
reviewed: The Art of Fiction
I suspect those who accuse Gardner of being arrogant, egotistical, condescending, etc., ad nauseum are likely to be the sort ...
The Art of Fiction - John Gardner
reviewed: Bread: A Baker's Book of Techniques and Recipes
This has become my primary reference for baking bread. I started with Reinhart's Bread Baker's Apprentice and a few months la...
Bread: A Baker's Book of Techniques and Recipes - Jeffrey Hamelman
reviewed: Short Stories by Anton Chekhov 1
Anton Chekhov was a master of the short story. However, he gets poor treatment by the Interwar Period translations of Constan...
Short Stories by Anton Chekhov 1 - Anton Chekhov