[DWJ] Cold Comfort Farm was Best of 2017??

Eleanor Joslin eleanor at dreamvine.org.uk
Sun Jan 22 06:34:23 EST 2017


Thank you, Gili.

Corrections: I should have mentioned that the Paul Cornell series I
recommended is called "Shadow Police" (the first book is London Falling)
and my surname is not spelled with a Y.

Eleanor

On Sun, 22 Jan 2017 at 09:13, Gili Bar-Hillel <gbhillel at netvision.net.il>
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> So many responded that I thought maybe best to set up a Google spreadsheet
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> https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1IRRtBgwjtH8_cOhUZ2HUohbuD_GyKEc-POBARIB0tCc/edit?usp=sharing
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> I thought of a couple more books I really enjoyed that haven't been
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> "Windswept" by Adam Rakunas is SF that reminded me a bit of Bujold, in that
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> "Of Sorrow and Such" by Angela Slatter. This novella is so moving, and
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> wise, and beautifully written. I don't know why I haven't read everything
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> else by her yet, maybe because it's such rich, heady stuff and nowadays I'm
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> often too tired to read books I know will not be any kind of fluff.
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> A guilty pleasure of mine are the Mercy Thompson books by Patricia Briggs.
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> One thing I'm liking about the series is that it is honestly developing
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> past books, there's a progression, which means that the books really do
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> Am I the only one who DISLIKED Bujold's "Gentleman Jole"? Without spoiling
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> too much, it felt a bit like filler material, not enough happening in the
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> actual plot, just enough to set up the next book, maybe. Also a really icky
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> feeling akin to walking in on your parents having sex. But I liked the
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> Penric novellas just fine.
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> Congratulations to the newly engaged, and to Melissa on her newest book!
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> Hope the dentist appointment went painlessly. My daughter also wants to be
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> Deborah, was it "Smek for President" you wanted to check out, or the Hebrew
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> translation of "The True Meaning of Smekday"? The book was translated by
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> Noa Shavit, who seemed to navigate JLo's quirks intuitively. I can't
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> exactly describe what she did in Hebrew, but his language does stand out as
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> different - stiff and childish at the same time - but also makes perfect
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> sense in Hebrew, much as the English does.
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> And Jameela, of course you are welcome to share with Rene and whomever you
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> Gili
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> On Sat, Jan 21, 2017 at 2:59 AM, Kathleen Jennings <
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> > It was so *cheerful* - I kept expecting something dreadful to happen, and
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> > Flora to get her comeuppance. It helped that I read it immediately after
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> > (first!) reading of Georgette Heyer's *The Foundling* which is also about
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> > well-intentioned people mostly muddling through.
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