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Pale Fire: A Poem in Four Cantos by John Shade
Vladimir Nabokov, Brian Boyd
Pale Fire
Vladimir Nabokov
Lords of Chaos: The Bloody Rise of the Satanic Metal Underground New Edition
Michael Moynihan, Didrik Søderlind
Under Stones
Bob Franklin
The Erotic Potential of My Wife
David Foenkinos, Yasmine Gaspard
A Corner of White
Jaclyn Moriarty
Winter's Bone
Daniel Woodrell
Progress: 99 %
Fragile Things: Short Fictions and Wonders
Neil Gaiman
The Beetle
Richard Marsh
Wreck This Journal
Keri Smith
Dead Until Dark (Sookie Stackhouse #1) - Charlaine Harris This is complete and utter chick-lit. And I'm just about to order the second book. I feel so dirty...One thing that does bug me, more than the fact that this is chick-lit, is that the author tries to make out that Sookie is more intellectual than we think - having her read Time and listen to NPR. It doesn't come off as in any way credible, and I don't believe that the author really knows what she's talking about here either. At one point Sookie remarks that a lawyer seems surprised that she used the word "euphemism". I would have been too, particularly since the word she should have been using was "euphemistically". Charlaine Harris is good at what she does, and is no doubt trying to create a strong, intelligent female lead, which is laudable. Intelligence isn't the same as "education" though, and Harris should let it go at that, instead of pretending to be more educated than she, er Sookie, is.