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It’s Monday, What Are You Reading? (10/22/12)

Today I’ll be finishing up my read of Eric’s current project, The Ysenoid (not its real title), and then finishing up Dark Water. I have about 80 pages left.

This Week I’m Reading:

Carter Beats the Devil by Glen David Gold

The response to Glen David Gold’s debut novel, Carter Beats the Devil was extraordinary. He hypnotized us with his portrait of a 1920s magic-obsessed America and of Charles Carter—a.k.a. Carter the Great—a young master performer whose skill as an illusionist exceeded even that of the great Houdini.

Filled with historical references that evoke the excesses and exuberance of Roaring Twenties pre-Depression America, Carter Beats the Devil is a complex and illuminating story of one man’s journey through a magical and sometimes dangerous world, where illusion is everything. (Goodreads)

On loan to me from Ken, it would probably be good if I got it back to him at league finals (on the 16th).

Short Story of the Week

It’s ghost week over at Tor. I love ghosts. I don’t believe in ’em, but I enjoy the concept.

The Usual

A poem, a section of Poetic Edda  & two chapters of A Clash of Kings.

Writing This Week

I need to finish this polish of Luck for Hire by the end of October. I have eight chapters left and probably a chapter or two to write. I’m shooting for a chapter a day.


Writer, publisher. Hobbies include reading, studying magic & illusions from a historical/theoretical perspective, and playing ultimate frisbee.

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