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Yes, Your Teen is Crazy!: Loving Your Kid Without Losing Your Mind
Michael J. Bradley, Jay N. Giedd
Waiting for the Barbarians
J.M. Coetzee
On Power: Its Nature And The History Of Its Growth
Bertrand De Jouvenel
Father Gaetano's Puppet Catechism: A Novella - Mike Mignola, Christopher Golden Loved it. Won on a Goodreads giveaway and very delightfully surprised at how enjoyable it was. I'm guessing most people would know the authors right away as the ones who did Hellboy and other popular comics but since I've never been a fan of that genre, I went in without any preconceptions. You know from the beginning (especially if you've read the back cover) what the basic story is, and there's really no surprises to it: a priest, some nuns, some orphans, and a box of puppets - only so many directions to go from there. The pleasure was in the telling. Very well written and the characters are actual and believable three-dimensional figures with color and life given to them that really fills out the story, and the same goes for the puppets. The story itself is not terribly frightening but enough tension builds to still keep you on the edge of your seat until the very end. A very good pre-Halloween read.