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Books I read in June

June, fewer books than any other month this year. Not sure what was going on for me. I think it's a combination of being very busy at work and at home, and that I was finishing off books I started in May.

Misreadings: Umberto Eco

Translated essays from an Italian magazine. Not that good to be honest. I expect Eco fans will disagree.

The Princess and the Goblin: George McDonald Fraser (audio)

A favourite book from when I was a child, done as audio. It's a Victorian children's fantasy.

All the pretty horses: Cormac McCarthy

I'm still reading this. I am simultaneously attracted and repelled by Cormac McCarthy's writing, which is so painful it's almost like plunging into freezing water.

The country you have never seen: Joanna Russ

This is really interesting, and I might post about it separately when I finish it. It's a collection of SF reviews by Joanna Russ, dating back to the 1960s and 70s. Fascinating, intelligent, prescient, amusing: albeit sometimes a bit irritable and sketchy (like her novels). I think the bit of the book I haven't got onto yet includes essays. Recommended to SF historians and critics.
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