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Ancillary Justice - Anne Leckie - very interesting book. I don't want to spoil it,
so I won't say anything more than that I found it original, and very different. The
primary character's language doesn't differentiate between male and female, and
"she" is the pronoun used for everyone. Which is more mindbending than you'd
think, and totally awesome.

W is for Wasted - Sue Grafton - What more can I say about the alphabet series, except
that they do not disappoint?

Etiquette & Espionage - Gail Carriger - YA prequel to a series I read after it. Callouts
would be more obvious if I'd read them first. Quite nice, and I am sending to nieces.

Soulless, Blameless, Changeless, Heartless, Timeless - Gail Carriger - the aforementioned
series. An excellent romp.

Hawk in Silver - Mary Gentle - decent read, not much to set it off in my memory.

The Curse of the Pharaohs - Elizabeth Peters - Another Amelia Peabody.

Ran Away - Barbara Hambly - One of the Benjamin January mysteries. Good, as I as
expected.

My Lady of Cleves - Margaret Campbell Barnes - Henry VIII, from Anne of Cleves point of
view. Much enjoyed.

Ooku: The Inner Chambers vol 8 - Fumi Yoshinaga - manga- I am fascinated by this story.

The Blessing Way - Tony Hillerman - competent mystery. Sometimes I wonder how much of
Southwestern & Navajo culture got right...

Holler man

Date: 2013-12-17 03:15 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] fidelioscabinet.livejournal.com
Hillerman was an officially recognized Friend of the Navajo people. He probably did fairly well, although I doubt he got everything right.

I'm sure when he started out the fact that his portrayals were not only pro-Navajo but with Navajo protagonisting all other the place without any sign if a white savior needed or wanted did a lot to get him forgiveness for his shortcomings.

Re: Holler man

Date: 2013-12-17 04:50 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] al_zorra
I was going to reply the same info! I actually knew TH a little bit when I lived in New Mexico, and I did know quite a few Navajo, as well as Hopi and Zuni too. They all liked his books. He was well regarded by the nations, at least while I was there -- which was quite a while ago, so .... Identity politics has changed quite a bit since then.

Love, C.
Edited Date: 2013-12-17 04:50 pm (UTC)

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