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I read widely and in most genres but romance and westerns. Here you'll find my reviews since 2007, with a few reviews of previously read books as well.


In 2012, I completed an "authors of the world" challenge, reading a book for every country (and a few other entities) by someone who'd lived there for at least two years. I expect to tag these books by challenge and country in the near future. I'm still refining my list by adding books that better meet my challenge criteria.

A Wizard of Mars  - Diane Duane Long and a little slow, but not so bad in this regard as compared to some of the more recent installments in this series. There is more character depth and development, with some attention to ways that development and maturity relate to wizardry other than the peaking and dwindling of powers. Kit's experiences in a Burroughs chapter weirdly echo aspects of Murakami's Kafka on the Shore.The series has generally slowed its subjective time for each episode. This makes it more picaresque in feel, with less sense of the overall story arc.