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New book by Neil Gaiman! Wooot! As usual, it's awesome. Magical and sad and a bit scary, and it sucks you right in. It reminded me a bit of "A Monster Calls".

So what's it about? It's about things that happened in our childhood that we don't really remember or want to remember, because they were just too strange to remember. I know a bit about that subject. But here, it's got to do with ancient powers and monsters and the maiden, the mother and the crone. With different dimensions and magic. As usual with Neil Gaiman, all of this only serves to enhance the other stuff, the stuff that's not about monsters and magic. The stuff that's about the things you don't tell your parents because they will never believe you, and about how much power this whole not believing your children gives parents and other adults. It's about reading as an escape from a world that really isn't all that great. In that, it's a bit like the one I read before, "Among Others".

There's some triggering stuff in there, so be prepared to be made uncomfortable.Still, it's a very good read - what else could it be, with Gaiman having written it - and since it's a mere 160 pages, you can read it in one undisturbed afternoon. 
 In non-book news, I have a new haircut which I love. It's definitely more snazzy, and has a nice androgynous touch to it.

Also, Season finale of Hannibal soon. I'm pretty sure I'll go into some kind of catatonic state, induced by too many painful fangirl feels. Probably worse then the SPN finale, or "The Rains of Castamere". Seriously, this show has me wailing and ranting and screaming at the screen like whoa. Still in love with the fandom, too. So far, the level of wank has been quite low, and mostly confined to the margins where the movie/book fans gripe because it's fucking with the canon a bit. WHATEVERRRRR, it's good. And I've never been one of those canon snobs anyway.
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