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Tim Powers, On Stranger Tides.

Elizabeth Bear, By the Mountain Bound.

Catherynne M. Valente, The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making.

(All links go back to the reviews at my journal. I generally don't spoil.) Anyone else read these? What did you think? In particular, I'd love someone to explain to me just what the heck people love about Tim Powers, as I more or less can't stand his books. (I should mention that On Stranger Tides was recently optioned for the fourth Pirates of the Caribbean movie.)

Date: 2009-11-16 06:42 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] finch
My favorite Powers is the one with the beer, so I'm afraid I can't explain this one to you.

I should mention that On Stranger Tides was recently optioned for the fourth Pirates of the Caribbean movie

Link please? I'm curious now. XD

Date: 2009-11-16 06:54 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] finch
The Drawing of the Dark is the one I liked, I looked it up after I commented to you. XD It's got a good sense of humor. And it's about magic beer.

So what is Anubis Gates about? I've seen it listed as a steampunk precursor too, but never got around to finding it secondhand to read.

Thanks for the link.

Date: 2009-11-16 07:02 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] finch
It's... um... set in something resembling the appropriate era? I got nothing.

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