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 magazines.
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.
Blue at the Mizzen by Patrick O’Brian. Audiobook. Last in the series!
Memory and Dream by Charles de Lint. In addition to a complex plot with a truly creepy antagonist, a considerable meditation about the complex relationship between the private and public artist.
Naruto: The Seventh Hokage and the Scarlet Spring by Masashi Kishimoto. A stand-alone sequel to series. I suspect intended as a companion piece to the anime movie Boruto (which I haven’t seen).
Roverandom by J.R.R. Tolkien. A children’s story.
The Man Who Was Thursday by G.K. Chesterton. Loving it!
Knight of Shadows. Eighteen episodes of The Shadow radio drama. All new to me!
Pulling random research material together.