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Thursday, February 18, 2010

Thursday Thoughts #2 - The Anubis Gates by Tim Powers and The Poet and the Donkey by May Sarton

This week, I'm working on reading Tim Powers' The Anubis Gates and The Poet and the Donkey by May Sarton. The Anubis Gates is for a group read on LT, and The Poet and the Donkey is a reread, but Sarton is always worth rereading, and I haven't really read anything by her in a couple of years now, so I was thinking that I wanted to focus a little bit of my reading on her this year.

Unfortunately, I've not really that far into either book this week to really have a firm grasp of either story yet. As far as I can tell, The Anubis Gates is a steampunk story concerning the Egyptian gods and from what I remember of The Poet and the Donkey, an aging poet has lost his Muse and rediscovers her in the form of a donkey who is put in his care. My favorite quote this week comes from The Poet and the Donkey:

Silence has its point. Silence, like a sky of stars on a winter night, is full of mystery and elevation. Words, on the other hand, can kill.

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