June 26th, 2006

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Ethical Slut by Dossie Easton and Catherine Liszt

I read this book while in a messy headspace. As a result, I hit a
few spots where I'd just keep reading the same sentence over and over
again while my head spun. Nonetheless, it had a lot of useful stuff
in it.

Prime by Poppy Z. Brite

In my opinion, a better book than Liquor, the book Prime is
a sequel for. The plot seems less like an afterthought in this book,
though it's still feels much more about the characters than the plot.
Thankfully, Brite continues to provide really enjoyable characters.

A Wizard of Earthsea by Ursula K. Le Guin

I hadn't read this book since I was a wee lad. It's still as
magical as I'd remembered it.

The Hollowing by Robert Holdstock

The third book in the Mythago Wood books. Of the three I've read
(there are, apparently five, though I've never seen the last two), I
still think I prefer Lavondyss, perhaps because I found I identified
more with Tallis Keeton than the protagonists of Mythago Wood or the
Hollowing. The Hollowing focuses a bit more on the mechanics of
Ryhope Wood, and that detracts from the magical feel that the earlier
two books have. Still an enjoyable read, but I'm kind of glad
Holdstock is writing more or less outside of the Ryhope Wood world