- 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
- Gaiman, Neil — Stardust
What a beautiful book! I think I quite possible enjoyed Stardust more than American Gods. The former has none of the complexity or scholarship of the latter—and I did enjoy American Gods quite a bit. Stardust is simply a delightful adult faerie tale full of magic and love (without shying away from sex and death and all that adult stuff).
I took a day trip to Windsor on Thursday and decided to take reading material for the train ride and in case I wanted to sit and read in the park. I looked at the voluminous Merton and decided I didn't want to carry it around. Besides, the blurb on the back of Stardust ("In the tranquil fields and meadows of long-ago England&hellip") gave the impression that it was more evocative of what I sought in Windsor. Windsor was a bit of a disappointment, but the book certainly was not.
Those of you who have read it will understand when I say I hope that Katie was my Victoria and that I'll find her fallen star during my travels. Those who haven't read it, go out and find a copy. If you want, you can have my copy when I get back to Boston in May (unless a London local claims it first). It won't take you more than a day or two to read, and you'll be happy you did.