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Intermittent reviews & commentary. Preferred genres: YA; contemporary lit; sci-fi/fantasy; comic books

Currently reading

One Hundred and Forty Five Stories in a Small Box: Hard to Admit and Harder to Escape, How the Water Feels to the Fishes, and Minor Robberies
Dave Eggers, Deb Olin Unferth
Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children
Ransom Riggs
The Best American Short Stories 2009
Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell
Susanna Clarke
The Graveyard Book
Neil Gaiman
Cornelia Funke, Anthea Bell
Let's Explore Diabetes with Owls
David Sedaris
The Quick-Change Artist
Cary Holladay

A Princess of Landover

A Princess of Landover - Terry Brooks A gentle and entertaining fantasy. This was the first book of his that I've read, and I'm willing to seek out more, as I realize I jumped in part-way through a series. I liked the characters well enough, but some of the writing was a bit clunky and repetitive, and the dialogue often suffered from a bad case of exposition. Still, it was enjoyable, and I'd like to give this man another chance as he seems very well-regarded (what's with all the 'Terry' people in fantasy lit? I avoided this guy for so long because I associated him with that guy who writes the ridiculously overblown novels about Society and Swords or whatever).