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Books, Dogs, and Other Blogs

“The books that the world calls immoral are books that show the world its own shame.”

 

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Drums of Autumn
Diana Gabaldon
The Counter-Revolution of 1776: Slave Resistance and the Origins of the United States of America
Gerald Horne
Clued In: How to Keep Customers Coming Back Again and Again (paperback)
Lewis Carbone
The Ocean at the End of the Lane - Neil Gaiman

What a great read! This was my first book by Neil Gaiman, and I really enjoyed every moment of it. I don't know much about the other books that he's written, aside from the fact that he does some books for children (although they're pretty dark) and graphic novels. He captures the thoughts and emotions of a child very well - the story is told through the eyes of a 7 year old.

Although he was the main character, the most intriguing characters for me were the Hempstock ladies. Eerie, powerful, they really reeled me in!

The book was kind of creepy, without being scary. Just the way Gaiman notes a character's smile is enough to make me feel a chill. This will definitely not be the last book of his I read!