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Lisa Howorth: IMG So Many Books, So Many Writers

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The Graveyard Book (Thorndike Literacy Bridge Young Adult) by Neil Gaiman
The Graveyard Book (Thorndike Literacy Bridge Young Adult)

philotera, February 7, 2010

I loved the Jungle Books as a child, and I loved The Graveyard Book. A quick read, and delightful, with its cemetary protagonists, it neither tells too much or too little, and it's restraint is just right. If you look too closely this ball of fluff might disappear with the morning sun, but why would you want to hurt something so lovely and so delightful? Enjoy it for a quick and joyful read. Gaiman at his best.
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The Enchantress of Florence by Salman Rushdie
The Enchantress of Florence

philotera, January 1, 2010

What secrets words contain. We twitter, blog, email using the stuff of magic. If we're lucky, we encounter a word magician. Someone, like Rushdie, who conjures an empire, pirates, a lost princess; the very stuff of our violated dreams, and spins it out before us. The Enchantress of Florence played upon me with simple words and I did not want it to stop.
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