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Possession, by AS Byatt

I had forgotten what a rich, immersive, layered, ornamented book A.S. Byatt’s Possession is. When I was reading it, it seemed… well, not small, but perhaps intimate. This is because so much of it takes place in the intimate confines … Continue reading

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Chasing Beauty: She, by H Rider Haggard, Part I

This is very long post and the first part of two.  I have sent a much shorter version of this essay to Fantasyliterature.com so you could check there in a few days if you don’t have the patience or the … Continue reading

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80,000 Books

That’s how many books Paperbacks Unlimited says they have.  I, for one, believe them.  Their store is in a converted one-story, 1960’s-era house and they tore out walls to create three large rooms filled with shelving and books             The … Continue reading

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