Panama (spwebdesign) wrote,

17 of 50

  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
  15. Gaiman, Neil — Stardust
  16. Gaiman, Neil — Coraline
  17. Le Guin, Ursula — A Wizard of Earthsea

I read the first three Earthsea books about 20 years ago (for there were only three back then), but I remembered very little about them beyond that I liked them very much. A couple of years ago I rediscovered Le Guin when I read The Left Hand of Darkness, and I decided I must read more of her stuff. The Dispossessed is sitting here on my bookshelf, but right now I am in the mood for fantasy, not dystopia.

Needless to say, I enjoyed A Wizard of Earthsea very much the second time around, and I'm sure I understood a lot more of it than I did when I was ten or so. It wasn't exactly what I was in the mood for, though. I wanted magic of the Gaiman or Lewis variety, and what I got was closer to Tolkien-lite. Still, it's hard to resist the temptation to start The Tombs of Atuan right away. I want to make some progress in the Merton before I jump into Tombs or the Zelazny (Lord of Light), Ballard (Crash), Clarke (Childhood's End), or Card (Ender's Game).

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