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Middlemarch: An Authoritative Text, Backgrounds, Reviews and Criticism (A Norton Critical Edition)
Bert G. Hornback, George Eliot
The Magic Mountain
Thomas Mann, John E. Woods
Love in the Time of Cholera
Gabriel García Márquez

A Shadow in Summer (Long Price Quartet Series #1)

A Shadow in Summer  - Daniel Abraham S'alright. Annoyed that certain literary personages, who are apparently of some economic and narrative importance, are not under armed guard at all times.

Rather liked the postures & gestures.

Had a hard time getting too interested in the nauseating adolescent lust plot, and am hoping that one of the adolescents doesn't turn out to be both a hidden monarch and a member of the pokemon master club.

Loved the other plot, regarding the consigliere.

The pokemon was slick, and the text could've meditated more on what it is, what it does, the literatures that generate it, and so on. I suspect that an ounce of explanation that creates a mystery is more valuable than 200 pages of exposition, though. Hoping that author exposes more about the pokemons as the story progresses.