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Book Review: Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman

Norse mythology is old. It is all but written in the word ‘mythology’ , mythology being a belief system that we are ourselves far enough away from that pesky ghost of religion to let it joyously linger as historical artifact as … Continue reading

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Flashback: The Day The Gods Left

Preamble (again): Some part of me enjoyed the embarrassment of revisiting old things. So I’m posting another one of the self-contained stories while Gaiman’s book rings in my soul and makes sharing these old, imperfect children seem harmless, almost fun. … Continue reading

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Book Review: Summerlong by Peter S. Beagle

I never cared for The Last Unicorn. It was a fable, it was fantasy. It told a happy story where nothing much comes in the way of generally harming anything else. Not my fare, but after tearing apart most of … Continue reading

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Flashback: They Called Us Gods

Preamble: Neil Gaiman just released his new book Norse Mythology. I am a Gaiman fan, I began consuming it immediately, putting another book on pause to do so. Much like reading Haruki Murakami never fails to capture some hidden sliver … Continue reading

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Book Review: Deathless by Catherynne M. Valente

I have a feeling that nothing Valente ever publishes will be what one would term as ‘bad’. Her grasp of language is too strong, it’s poetry too perfect. Evocative while rarely trending towards purple, she captures even the most basic … Continue reading

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