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Peeking Over My Shoulder

Miscellaneous quotes from current reads or past faves, as well as to-reads culled from friends' recommendations, blogs, podcasts, etc. A running answer to the question: "What're you reading?"

Currently reading

The Dante Club
Matthew Pearl
The Famished Road
Ben Okri
Kingdom Come
J.G. Ballard
The City and the City
China Miéville
Open City: A Novel
Teju Cole
The Slippage: A Novel
Ben Greenman
Please Step Back
Ben Greenman
Blindness / Seeing
José Saramago, Giovanni Pontiero (Translator), Margaret Jull Costa (Translator)

Fragile Things: Short Fictions and Wonders

Fragile Things: Short Fictions and Wonders - These stories were mostly all a delight to listen to - there were a few of them, however, that were sheer divinity. Just so you know ahead of time. :)Gaiman crafts all kinds of classic weirdness: vampires and ghosts and etc - but in a way that solidly his own unique style. The stories and poems are all different lengths and some of my favorites from this collection were in the fact the shorter ones. I will have to look up the titles and add to this review with details later.But I was surprised to read one review that suggested that readers would "do better" to start with his earlier longer works. Frankly, I think this is nonsense. These stories are a perfect introduction to Gaiman as much as they are a continuation if you are already hooked or a hook if you aren't quite sure... But - that's just my humble opinion.