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Blake's Therapy by Ariel Dorfman
Bleach 8 by Tite Kubo
The Blithedale Romance by Nathaniel Hawthorne
Death's Acre by Bill Bass and John Jefferson
Click, Clack, Splish, Splash by Doreen Cronin
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Opposites by Eric Carle
Ladder of Years by Anne Tyler
A Little Twist of Texas by Linda Raven Moore
Mad About Madeline by Ludwig Bemelmans
Nine Stories by J.D. Salinger
Olivia... And the Missing Toy by Ian Falconer
Olivia Forms a Band by Ian Falconer
On the First Night of Chanukah by Cecily Kaiser
Pat of Silver Bush by L. M. Montgomery
Teach Like Your Hair's on Fire by Rafe Esquith
Tom Sawyer, Detective by Mark Twain
Tommy's Tale by Alan Cumming
Velocity by Dean Koontz
Women of the Ukiyo-e by Ming-Ju Sun

FSF Reviews:
Balancing Accounts James L. Cambias
Bread and Circus by Steven Popkes
It's a Wonderful Life by Michaela Roessen
Mars: A Traveler's Guide by Ruth Nestvold
Memoirs of the Witch Queen by Ron Goulart
Mystery Hill by Wendy Walker
Petri Parousia by Matthew Hughes
Pride and Prometheus by John Kessel
The Quest for Creeping Charlie by James Powell
Retrospect by Ann Miller

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Boys and Girls
Caligula
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Comments for Pride and Prometheus

FSF JanuaryPride and Prometheus: 01/04/08

The third story in the January issue brings together Pride an Prejudice an Frankenstein, or The Modern Prometheus to retell the final third of Mary Shelley's novel from Mary Bennet's understanding of things.

I must admit that I am not a fan of Jane Austen an have never managed to read more than about 50 pages of any of her novels although I have seen a large number of adaptations of her work. I am though a fan of Frankenstein an enjoyed that half of this weird story more than the revisiting of the characters from Pride and Prejudice.

So far Pride and Prometheus is my least favorite story from the January issue. The narrative seems uneven going from deliciously Gothic to dull and book reporty. It could just be me zoning out during the most Austenesque bits. Fans of Jane Austen who are also Mary Shelley fans will get the the most of this story.

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Comment #1: Sunday, January, 6, 2008 at 18:44:18

Penelope Anne

HI, popped in to see what you have been reading and wanted to also let you know I added you to my blogroll."