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stephanieanngraves

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
Bloodroot
Amy Greene
Unfamiliar Fishes
Sarah Vowell
Academics Handbook 2nd Ed-P
Fell Vol. 1: Feral City - Warren Ellis, Ben Templesmith Really, quite a good graphic novel, and Ben Templesmith, the illustrator (and author in his own right--see Wormwood), is a wizard. His artwork is haunting and beautiful while depicting the very dregs of humanity that title character Richard Fell encounters as he carries out his job as a detective in what the residents refer to as a city gone feral. He's new to Snowtown, the proverbial bad part of town, and he's both amazed a disgusted by the onslaught of murders and degradation that surround him as well as the complete indifference to it he witnesses. But he's a good man at heart, and this is the story of him trying to make a difference. I would certainly recommend it.