oracne - Victoria Janssen (oracne) wrote,
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I finished The Knowledge of Water this weekend, by Sarah Smith; it's the sequel to The Vanished Child. What a stunner of a book. It's a mystery, but the mystery isn't what the book's really about. Women and art are the most major theme. It's well-written, complex, and subtle.

I'm working on the new Mary Jo Putney, The Bartered Bride. So far, it seems a little formulaic, despite starting out in the East Indies. I was glad to see she was slightly more subtle about stunt-casting the characters from her previous books, since they are becoming unwieldy.
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