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Wanda's Book Reviews

I am currently reading my way through a long list of science fiction and fantasy titles.  (http://www.npr.org/2011/08/07/138938145/science-fiction-and-fantasy-finalists if you are interested in the list).

Currently reading

The Birdwatcher
William Shaw
Living with Shakespeare: Actors, Directors, and Writers on Shakespeare in Our Time
Susannah Carson
The Knife of Never Letting Go
Patrick Ness
Progress: 293/478 pages

Westward Weird

Westward Weird -  Kerrie L. Hughes, Martin H. Greenberg

A fun collection of stories for the end of a long week, when you’re too tired to tackle serious literature and your attention span is that of a gerbil. 

 

Somehow, the mixture of science fiction and fantasy with the western is a genre mash-up made in heaven.  I enjoyed all the stories in the volume, but I had specially chosen it for the Seanan McGuire offering, The Flower of Arizona.  McGuire did not disappoint, although I did think that if you were new to the InCryptid world, you might not have the Aeslin mouse knowledge to fully appreciate the story.

 

Bonus points for the cover art, which would have attracted me without my having any clue what waited inside.