November Books 3) City of Saints and Madmen 4) Floater

3) City of Saints and Madmen by Jeff VanderMeer – excellent, though I now realise I have only the short version. City narratives are always great (China Miéville being the most recent specialist; I finished reading this book in Vienna, home of The Drawing of the Dark and The Third Man) but VanderMeer plays all kinds of fascinating mind games with the reader here – the fact that Ambergris boasts a bookshop called Borges is clue enough.

4) Floater by Lucius Shepard – sent to me for review by Infinity PLus, so can’t say too much here; Shepard’s typical lush sexy tropical prose, though this time set in contemporary New York.

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  1. Hope you all feel better soon. We’ve all got the grotty sore throats here, too.

    I initially had a hellish time with dentists here in Leuven. Had a root canal with a very distracted dentist who kept answering the phone and door such that my anesthesia wore off while she then prepped what was left of the tooth for a crown. Disgruntled, I went to a different dentist who told me that the first dentist had made it too short to hold a crown BUT that I should go back to her anyway!? If I hadn’t found An Pinxton, I would be considering Moldova.

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