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Vellichor Afternoons

I like trip-hop, anachronism, cats, both coffee and tea, the sound of rain on a tin roof, antique keys, pop culture as a substitute for religion, theatre, photography, Oxford commas, and, of course, reading.

Currently reading

John Dies at the End
David Wong
Geek Love
Katherine Dunn
I, Lucifer
Glen Duncan
The Anglo Files: A Field Guide to the British
Sarah Lyall
An Everlasting Meal: Cooking with Economy and Grace
Tamar Adler, Alice Waters
Craven Place
Richard Wright
Amy Greene
Unfamiliar Fishes
Sarah Vowell
Academics Handbook 2nd Ed-P
Gentlemen and Players - Joanne Harris In a word: compelling. So much so that I neglected several Very Important Things I was to be doing with regards to my graduate school work. And if that isn't a testament to the ability of this book to suck you in (against your better judgement), then I don't know what is.

The true delight of this book is what you feel coming--you can feel the weight of the fabled Twist, that de rigeur moment where the plot flips over on itself. You often feel it coming, know it's getting nearer, and this book is no exception.

However, when the Twist does finally arrive, it has such a reverberating shock that it is dumbfounding, and delightful.

And I immediately went out and purchased Five Quarters of the Orange, another book by Harris.