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October Reading, Books #36-40

36. Salvage and Demolition by Tim Powers, Illustrated by J.K. Potter, Fantasy, 2013. This is a novella about time travel via a translation about a Sumerian god who placed himself into nothingness and a bit of DNA. Not a bad story, but he’s done time travel better in other works. Powers is one of my favorite authors.

37. Joe Hill’s Terrifyingly Tragic Treasury Edition by Joe Hill, Illustrated by Gabriel Rodriguez and others, Graphic Novel, 2013. A collection of four illustrated stories by Joe Hill, one of my favorite authors both of horror and of comics, was a pleasure to read! Details on the stories can be found in my personal journal here.

38. The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern, Fantasy, 2011. “The circus arrives without warning.” A vision in black and white, only open at night. Le Cirque des Reves – The Circus of Dreams. This is an amazingly crafted tale of the protégés of two old magicians, of real magic, of contests where the rules are known in full way too late to change the game, and of the chosen venue for their challenge - the Night Circus.

39. Creation In Death by J.D. Robb (a.k.a. Nora Roberts), Mystery, 2007 (Book 25). Once upon a time, or 9 years prior to the events in this book, a serial killer nicknamed the Groom escaped after killing 4 girls. It was one of Lieutenant Eve Dallas’ early cases. Now the Groom is back, and he’s abducting employees of Eve’s billionaire husband. I love this series; the characters are like old friends by this point.

40. As The Crow Flies by Craig Johnson, Mystery, 2012 (Book 8). While searching for alternative sites for his daughter, Cady’s, impending nuptials, Sheriff Walt Longmire and his friend Henry Standing Bear witness a death – a woman holding her baby went over the cliff edge. The baby survives; the mother does not. So, instead of his list of things he needs to get ready for the wedding, he mentors the new Reservation police chief. This is another series that I am very attached to.
Tags: fantasy, graphic novel, mystery

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