possibly orientalist fantasy stories, I was looking forward to reading "a Golden Compass for the Arab Spring," as one blurb has it. However, Alif the Unseen, by G. Willow Wilson, reminds me less of The Golden Compass and more of The Historian.
Tuesday, August 14, 2012
Saturday, August 11, 2012
It's the story of an isolated town, a little island fishing community, where something cruel and deviant becomes socially acceptable. Although the novel reminds me of news stories about Pitcairn Island, the plot's ripped from folktales, not headlines.
Saturday, August 4, 2012
I've been meaning to start a weekly list of links, and since I've been exploring sites that help curate internet resources, I'm going to try to use storify for this purpose. So, here's my first installment of This Week on the Internet.