mjj (flemmings) wrote,

Return of reading Wednesday

What have you just finished?

The Ladies of Grace Adieu by Susannah Clarke, a long time ago. But time goes liquid in the summer. Was it a week ago? Two weeks ago? Who knows?

What are you reading now?

The Broken Lands by Kate Milford.

New York ought to be as ripe as any other city for the Midnight Mayor treatment (legends writ large, walking archetypes, sense of place concretized) but the examples I've read to date have disappointed. Maybe there's not enough history there yet? Maybe the examples I've read have been YA? Have a horrible feeling that mythic New York is perhaps best expressed in Winter's Tale, which I hope not. Otherwise- well, the Myth of New York (which is slightly different) for me is best expressed in Cather's Paul's Case, with echoes in Wecker's The Golem and the Jinni.

What will you read next?

Red Girls by Sakuraba Kazuki, in Japanese, if I get the brains for it.
Tags: place, reading_15

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