- Alexander, Lloyd — The Black Cauldron
- Anthony, Piers — Letters to Jenny
- Cooper, Susan — Over Sea, Under Stone
- Proulx, Annie — Close Range: Wyoming Stories
- Kincaid, Jamaica — Lucy
- Christie, Agatha — The Unexpected Guest
- Dick, Philip K. — Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?
- Cooper, Susan — The Dark Is Rising
- Cooper, Susan — Greenwitch
- Shaffer, Peter — Amadeus
- Anonymous — Go Ask Alice
- Cooper, Susan — The Grey King
- Martin, Steve — Shopgirl
- 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! ;)