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Review: Deathless (Leningrad Diptych 01) by Catherynne M. Valente

Synopsis (from Goodreads): Koschei the Deathless is to Russian folklore what devils or wicked witches are to European culture: a menacing, evil figure; the villain of countless stories which have been passed on through story and text for generations. But … Continue reading

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Review: Palimpsest by Catherynne M. Valente

Palimpsest – n. a manuscript or piece of writing material on which later writing has been superimposed on effaced earlier writing. something reused or altered but still bearing visible traces of its earlier form. Synopsis (from Goodreads): In the Cities … Continue reading

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Review: The Golem and the Jinni by Helene Wecker

I found this one while reading a review published on Carole Rae Random Ramblings blog – thank you very much, Carole and Blodeuedd for featuring it!  Synopsis (mostly from Goodreads): Chava is a golem, a creature made of clay, brought … Continue reading

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Review: Choke by Chuck Palahniuk

This book was recommended by Carole Rae on her blog – thank you, I owe you again! Synopsis (in a form of a pastiche): Victor Mancini is a recovering sexaholic. Perhaps “recovering” isn’t the right word but it’s the first … Continue reading

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