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

Gili Bar-Hillel gbhillel at netvision.net.il
Sun Jan 22 06:52:11 EST 2017


Fixed now, along with at least three more typos you were kind enough not to
mention.

On Sun, Jan 22, 2017 at 1:48 PM, Gili Bar-Hillel <gbhillel at netvision.net.il>
wrote:

> Oops, sorry Eleanor! I have Matilda Joslyn Gage on my mind. Consider it a
> compliment? But now I know the link works!
>
> The only Paul Cornell book I've read was "British Summertime", and I
> haven't yet known of another person who's read it! It was a highly
> complicated time travel story that ended up being quite clever, but also
> sort of deeply religious, in a way that I respect but find hard to align
> with.
>
> On Sun, Jan 22, 2017 at 1:34 PM, Eleanor Joslin <eleanor at dreamvine.org.uk>
> wrote:
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>> 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>
>> wrote:
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>> > So many responded that I thought maybe best to set up a Google
>> spreadsheet
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>> > that everyone can view. But I've never done this before, so I hope I
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>> > haven't messed up! The link is:
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>> > https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1IRRtBgwjtH8_cOhUZ2HU
>> ohbuD_GyKEc-POBARIB0tCc/edit?usp=sharing
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>> > I thought of a couple more books I really enjoyed that haven't been
>> >
>> > mentioned here yet.
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>> > "Windswept" by Adam Rakunas is SF that reminded me a bit of Bujold, in
>> that
>> >
>> > - other than the main mystery plot - it follows a bright, underachieving
>> >
>> > protagonist navigating a world of villainous petty bureaucrats and small
>> >
>> > minded idiots.
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> > "Of Sorrow and Such" by Angela Slatter. This novella is so moving, and
>> >
>> > wise, and beautifully written. I don't know why I haven't read
>> everything
>> >
>> > else by her yet, maybe because it's such rich, heady stuff and nowadays
>> I'm
>> >
>> > often too tired to read books I know will not be any kind of fluff.
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> > A guilty pleasure of mine are the Mercy Thompson books by Patricia
>> Briggs.
>> >
>> > One thing I'm liking about the series is that it is honestly developing
>> >
>> > from book to book: issues shift, Mercy and others are scarred by events
>> of
>> >
>> > past books, there's a progression, which means that the books really do
>> >
>> > need to be read in order and are not just more of the same.
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>> > Am I the only one who DISLIKED Bujold's "Gentleman Jole"? Without
>> spoiling
>> >
>> > 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
>> >
>> > Penric novellas just fine.
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> > Congratulations to the newly engaged, and to Melissa on her newest book!
>> >
>> > Hope the dentist appointment went painlessly. My daughter also wants to
>> be
>> >
>> > an animator!
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> > Deborah, was it "Smek for President" you wanted to check out, or the
>> Hebrew
>> >
>> > translation of "The True Meaning of Smekday"? The book was translated by
>> >
>> > Noa Shavit, who seemed to navigate JLo's quirks intuitively. I can't
>> >
>> > exactly describe what she did in Hebrew, but his language does stand
>> out as
>> >
>> > different - stiff and childish at the same time - but also makes perfect
>> >
>> > sense in Hebrew, much as the English does.
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> > And Jameela, of course you are welcome to share with Rene and whomever
>> you
>> >
>> > feel would be interested.
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>> >
>> >
>> > Gili
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>> > On Sat, Jan 21, 2017 at 2:59 AM, Kathleen Jennings <
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>> > kathleen.jennings at gmail.com> wrote:
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>> > > It was so *cheerful* - I kept expecting something dreadful to happen,
>> and
>> >
>> > > Flora to get her comeuppance. It helped that I read it immediately
>> after
>> > my
>> >
>> > > (first!) reading of Georgette Heyer's *The Foundling* which is also
>> about
>> >
>> > > well-intentioned people mostly muddling through.
>> >
>> > >
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