Helpful votes received on reviews: 57% (4 of 7)


Top Reviewer Ranking: 1,788,528 - Total Helpful Votes: 4 of 7
The Witch in the Almond Tree (The Witch's Garden S&hellip by C. S. E. Cooney
5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect., 7 Aug 2014
This story is supple, sexy, and gorgeous. The characters are wonderful, the prose is delicious, and the plot and pacing excellent. I only wish it had been longer -- but as I understand it there are more to come (badum-tsh) in the series!
The Salt Roads by Nalo Hopkinson
The Salt Roads by Nalo Hopkinson
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant, 23 May 2014
An incredible book. The language, the hyper-reality of bodies and embodied experience, the foregrounding of queer relationships -- just amazing and wonderful and harrowing and brilliant.

The one knock against it was that I felt Meritet's narrative diffused the effect of the other two -- that it started too late in the book and unbalanced things. I can think of any number of reasons to justify its inclusion, but I felt the execution -- especially when compared to the immense success of Mer and Jeanne's respective threads -- was lacking, and I think it would've been a stronger book without it, possibly, for all that I loved Meritet herself.
Maiden Speech by Eleanor Brown
Maiden Speech by Eleanor Brown
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant, 25 Mar 2014
I bought this collection after having been made aware of some of its contents by a friend. The poetry is sharp, witty, by turns tender and vicious. I'm delighted to have discovered Brown's work, and to now have some of it in so lovely a volume as this.

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