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  1. Alexander, Lloyd — The Black Cauldron
  2. Anthony, Piers — Letters to Jenny
  3. Cooper, Susan — Over Sea, Under Stone
  4. Proulx, Annie — Close Range: Wyoming Stories
  5. Kincaid, Jamaica — Lucy
  6. Christie, Agatha — The Unexpected Guest
  7. Dick, Philip K. — Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?
  8. Cooper, Susan — The Dark Is Rising
  9. Cooper, Susan — Greenwitch
  10. Shaffer, Peter — Amadeus
  11. Anonymous — Go Ask Alice
  12. Cooper, Susan — The Grey King
  13. Martin, Steve — Shopgirl
  14. Cooper, Susan — Silver on the Tree

I'm shocked. Really. I should have been done with Silver on the Tree before I left Boston. Hell, I should be somewhere around 20 by now. These are short books; there's no reason they should be taking this long to read … except heartbreak, depression, and a trans-Atlantic move, I guess.

I really enjoyed this final installment of the Dark Is Rising sequence. Perhaps it spent too much time lingering on descriptions of the countryside, the flowers and trees, the insects, etc., but that may be only because I lacked focus in general and found these passages harder to digest. This was, though, the richest of the books. Cooper took an opportunity in this book to state her ideas more strongly than in previous books. Her writing seemed more developed and assertive. Others might have been more enjoyable, but this was the most meaningful and moving of the five.

Okay, surrealestate, you can come and get your book back now! ;)

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sunstealer
Mar. 26th, 2006 05:58 am (UTC)
It's probably good I didn't tell you not to read the last one then. I hated the ending she chose. Hated with the passion of a thousand fiery suns. Ruined the story for me level of dislike.

But I love that series even so. I just pretend that the last 5 minutes doesn't exist, much as I feel about the movie "Devil's Advocate".
I hope London treats you well. Except for the buses apparently :)
spwebdesign
Mar. 26th, 2006 09:22 am (UTC)
What is it you didn't like, the enforced amnesia?
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