Friday, September 17, 2004

On a totally different note

Just finished Caitlin Kiernan's really wonderful new novel Murder of Angels. It's a sort of sequel to Silk, but I don't think you'd need to read the first one in order to enjoy this, which recapitulates crucial elements from the first from an almost wholly different point of view. Great writing, great imagination. Though I agree with a few of the amazon reviewers that I prefer the real-world parts of the book to the sheer fantastical ones, which are reminiscent of the most fanciful parts of Jonathan Carroll's books, also most enjoyable (to me, at any rate) when they concentrate on the uncanny elements of the real world rather than making up alternate ones out of whole cloth. (Thanks BTW to the generous Ginger Clark for sending it to me.)

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