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March 1st, 2004

reading

It's been a very long time since I read a book that was so compelling that upon finishing it, I turned back to page one and started reading it again.

Kushiel's Dart, by Jacqueline Carey. (I've been told to read it by many people, but I believe first by shaktiqueen - my undying thanks to her!)

Like, wow. I have very picky tastes when it comes to literature, I will admit - if a book hasn't caught my interest in the first few pages, I won't bother with it. And I'm a fair snob about things like psychologically accurate characterization, a detailed universe, and vivid description. This book has all of that and then some - it's just plain fucking amazing. It manages to hold several nations in its scope, and yet still just be the story of a young woman finding her place in the universe.

And there are two more! Squee!

and now, some (long!) rambling on fantasy, psychology, and why I haven't been as much of a reader in recent years.Collapse )

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