For those of you just discovering this feature, the Friday Fragments lists what I’ve read over the past week. Most of the time I don’t include details of either short fiction (unless part of a book-length collection) or magazine).
The Fragments are not meant to be a recommendation list. If you’re interested in a not-at-all-inclusive recommendation list, you can look on my website under Neat Stuff.
Once again, this is not a book review column. It’s just a list with, maybe, a bit of description or a few opinions tossed in.
The Wild Wood by Charles deLint. Very centered on “idea” rather than plot, setting, or character, which makes for a very unusual novel.
The Tales of Olga da Polga by Michael Bond. Tales told by and about a very creative guinea pig, who was based on Bond’s family’s own beloved pet.
The Truelove and The Wine-Dark Sea by Patrick O’Brian. (Audiobooks). Ends a four book story cycle with the crew of the Surprise hoping to reach home at last.
The Commodore by Patrick O’Brian. (Audiobook.)
Continuing Naruto re-read and am up to issue 43.