Currently reading

Paul Hanley
A Month in the Country
Michael Holroyd, J.L. Carr
A Tale of the Dispossessed: A Novel
Laura Restrepo, Dolores M. Koch
Mesabi Pioneers
Jeffrey Smith, Russell Hill
The Crusades Through Arab Eyes
Jon Rothschild, Amin Maalouf
Island of a Thousand Mirrors
Nayomi Munaweera

The Ocean at the End of the Lane

The Ocean at the End of the Lane: A Novel - Neil Gaiman Ooooo creepy. Wonderful and creepy. It's amazing how quicky Gaiman can pull you into a story, fully submerge you, giving you a view in every direction.

It's a short book, but when I finished it, I felt like I had been holding my breath the whole time and would pass out if it were any longer. He leaves details out that anyone else would have included, almost as if guiding my focus away from them. But the women in this story, the three Hempstock women (2 women and a girl, I suppose, although the definitions of age are confused), are captivating. I'd love to read of them again. But under better circumstances, perhaps. When I can breathe.