FF: Color, Plants, and Monsters

Still doing a lot of research as well.

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.

Kwahe’e of the Wolves

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.

Recently Completed:

Colour Scheme by Ngaio Marsh.  Audiobook.  Re-listen.  One of the few novels she managed to set in New Zealand, her homeland.

Wicked Plants: The Weed that Killed Lincoln’s Mother & Other Botanical Atrocities by Amy Stewart.  Very informative and interesting.  However, I find the conceit that poisonous plants are “evil,” as if they act with intellectually calculated malice, a bit wearing.

In Progress:

Bridge of Words: Esperanto and the Dream of a Universal Language by Esther Schor.  A bit of a slow read, and the author can be catty about the strangest things.

Monstress: The Blood by Marjorie Liu and Sana TakedaVolume Two of the graphic novel.  I had to go back and re-read the end of Volume One to remember the context.  Lovely art and, so far, a compelling story.

Also:

Still re-reading Through Wolf’s Eyes by Jane Lindskold.  Almost done.

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2 Responses to “FF: Color, Plants, and Monsters”

  1. Paul Says:

    Just finished re-reading David Rothel’s excellent (for Lone Ranger fans, anyway), “Who Was That Masked Man?”, written in the 1970s, wherein he interviewed the then still-living people involved in the creation of the character on radio in 1933 through the serial, TV series and some of the movies.

  2. henrietta abeyta Says:

    I enjoy Blind Seer almost as much as I enjoy Chap quite well in the Noble Dead Saga, which has three series. They’re both do stuff against dark magic, and do all they can to support they best friends who feel more like a family member or charges to them. But their surprises are different. Chap is related to Fay characters, but he’s in wolf form.

    But I’ll tell you Jane this is the year I’m finally starting to understand more than twenty facts of responsibility from reading Were World books, and other science fiction and fantasy books afterwards.

    It’s Jasmine speaking again

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