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Book 4

  1. Portis, Charles — True Grit (215 pages)
  2. Simpson, Joe — Touching the Void (210 pages)
  3. Bardin, John Franklin — The Last of Philip Banter (207 pages)
  4. Millar, Martin — The Good Fairies of New York (278 pages)

Page count: 910.

I'm not sure how I first heard about The Good Fairies of New York, but I'm sure glad I did. It was such a pleasure to read, had me grinning the whole way through.

The Good Fairies of New York is about Scottish fairies, Irish fairies, industrialized English fairies, Ghanaian fairies, Italian fairies, and Chinese fairies; about a hippy girl with Crohn's Disease and a colostomy bag and the fat, obnoxious homophobe who likes her and is the worst violinist in New York; about fiddles and Gibson guitars; about A Midsummer Night's Dream and an ancient Celtic flower alphabet; about the ghost of Johnny Thunders of the New York Dolls; about Xenophon's armies battling the Persians and New York's homeless trying not to die on East Fourth Street; about love and revenge, politics and revolution, sex and whisky. What's not to like?

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am0
Jan. 26th, 2011 04:49 pm (UTC)
Fairies of New York
I enjoyed your book description.

It used to be that after you recommend a book I would seek to obtain it. I've realized, just now, that I haven't been reading since I sent the Tab back. Reading on smaller devices is uncomfortable.

Yesterday I learned that the Color Nook device can be hacked to run the FroYo release of Android, making it a much cheaper seven inch tablet device. But I doubt I'm up to replacing the operating system; I'm more likely to wait for some other seven to ten inch tablet to come out, cheaply, for my use. I currently expect the crop of CES devices to become available about July.
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