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phoenixalpha wants me to go to Coffee Cauldron tonight, but I am feeling very inert this afternoon due to the chronic lack of sleep, so I think I'll just exchange my box of docs and then get a decent night's sleep for the first time this week - after I excavate the front seat of the Kia.

There's some interesting stuff out there in the blogosphere of late, not the least of which is the return of Gerard Vanderleun, but I don't have the energy to do al the required linkagery at the moment, to say nothing of writing a brief appreciation of the Dresden Dolls. For now it suffices to say that they combine the best features of Cabaret and Hole, and leave it at that.

Currently reading:
C.J. Cherryh's Finity's End and Tripoint

On deck:
Clive Barker's The Great And Secret Show (better than Neil Gaiman's American Gods, according to Stephen Jones) and Tim Powers' Earthquake Weather, which had been at Uncle Hugo's for an entire hour before I snapped it up.



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Oct. 19th, 2005 07:03 pm (UTC)
Awwww! You could always just stay for an hour, you know... and they have massive amounts of caffinated beverages at Cupcake...
Oct. 19th, 2005 07:59 pm (UTC)
I guess. We'll see how I feel after I've dropped the box o' docs off.
Oct. 19th, 2005 07:10 pm (UTC)
The Great and Secret Show is very good, but it's also very different than American Gods. Depends on what your mood is and what things you're reading for, I think. As far as Barker goes, I think I may have liked Imajica better, but then I'm probably downgrading G&SS because of the sequel, Everville (interesting, but nowhere near as good).
Oct. 19th, 2005 07:58 pm (UTC)
I'm not sure what to expect from G&SS now, since Jones explicitly compared it to American Gods, and thanks to phoenixalpha's enthusiasm for all things Gaiman I have a pretty clear notion of what that's about. Maybe I misunderstood what Jones was saying? That's always possible. Anyway, it was $2 in hardback at Uncle's, so unless it absolutely reeks, it's a bargain...as to what I'm looking for, I'm looking at it as modern dark fantasy that isn't Lovecraftian, since with the exception of Stephen King and Laurell K. Hamilton I haven't read too much of that. I suppose you could include China Mieville, if you want to blur the line between SF and fantasy.
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