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William's Book Blog

Mostly book reviews.  Very rarely I'll allow William Campbell Powell (author) to write a blog entry on publishing activity, but he's under orders to keep that stuff over on his Facebook page and on http://williamcampbellpowell.com

Currently reading

Fonda Lee
Fonda Lee
Anansi Boys
Neil Gaiman
Zombie Elementary: The Real Story
Howard Whitehouse
Progress: 99 %
The Angel's Game (The Cemetery of Forgotten Books, #2)
Carlos Ruiz Zafón
Progress: 6/504 pages
The Longest Week: What Really Happened During Jesus' Final Days
Nick Page
Progress: 43/310 pages

Sister Mine (Nebula/Andre Norton Shortlist)

Sister Mine - Nalo Hopkinson

I'm baffled.  I'm at 50% and I have no idea why it's on the Andre Norton list.  This is mainstream, not YA, and I'm loving it.


I don't suppose anyone remembers Henry Kuttner's short story 'Cold War', or the other Hogben stories, but there's a strong resemblance.  At the risk of showing a Brit's ignorance of the American class system, I'd call it a sort of trailer park version of Amber, more like the second series than the first, perhaps.


More anon.