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Reading Notes February 2018

Finished 1. Ragnarok by A.S. Byatt I wrote my review already. You can read it here. 
As a retelling of the myths of the Norse gods, it’s somewhat satisfactory; but what drew me in is that really at heart it’s not a book about gods but a book about reading. (Not surprisingly since writing about […]

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Bright Smoke, Cold Fire

“The walls that kept out death could drive you mad.” Rosamund Hodge writes darkly compelling fantasy stories haunted by images of blood and human sacrifice and death and mystery. Does that sound off-putting? They’re not gory, not horror; but they do probe into the darker reaches of faerie. Highly allusive, she draws on fairytales and […]

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