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Inkspot Fancy

Comics and fantasy and sci-fi, oh my!

Currently reading

The House on the Borderland
William Hope Hodgson
Dust and Light: A Sanctuary Novel
Carol Berg
The Dead
Jen Hickman, Robert James Maddox
Deadlands: Dead Man's Hand
David Gallaher, Jeff Mariotte, Jimmy Palmiotti
Ghost Hunt 2
Shiho Inada, Fuyumi Ono
Devil Survivor 1
Satoru Matsuba
Taran Wanderer - Lloyd Alexander This coming-of-age story (moreso than the previous, though all have aspects of that) really focuses on Taran as a person, attending to parts of himself that don't deal in fantasy sword fights and evil rulers. Here he confronts much more mundane evils - people whose strength makes them cruel, the difficulty of finding oneself and the awful things one may have to confront to get there. And for all that, I think this is one of the more solidly written books. I imagine it speaks a lot to kids looking to figure out this huge, confusing future that's laid out in front of them. Heck, it spoke a bit to me, a grown woman. :)As always, getting to have Gurgi and Fflewder Flam along really made the journey more enjoyable, but while I know why she was absent and HAD to be absent, Eilonwy's humor and tongue and courage weer greatly missed, at least by this reader.