New to me …

My best reading discovery so far of 2018, I think, is Claire North/Kate Griffin/Catherine Webb, whom I thank in particular for The Sudden Appearance of Hope and The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August. I thought they were brilliant and they inspired me as a writer. I expect I will read both of those books again.

I rarely discover writers when they first come to general acclaim. It takes a while. There are so many. Another not-so-newbie for whom I was late to the party is N.K. Jemisin. I did not actually love the three books of The Broken Earth trilogy but I deeply admired them. What is the difference? Perhaps … the world was just too alien for me. But it was beautifully realized.

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“Half the places I have been to, never were. I make things up. Half the things I say are there cannot be found … I forget things, too. I make mistakes, but I am on the side of Good, by accident and happenchance.” --The Golux