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Reading things - Through Wolf's Eyes by Jane Lindskold

So, I just finished Through Wolf's Eyes by Jane Lindskold and I rather enjoyed it. It's a story of a woman raised by wolves who is brought back to live among humans. This could easily be done very poorly but Ms. Lindskold doesn't submit to any of the various clichés that are so obvious. She's done a lot of research into wolves and pack structure and it shows throughout the book. While I don't have as much knowledge about feudal societies, she really seems to know her stuff here as well. As for the actual story, I found her characters strong and well-developed; there is nothing that can turn me off more than characters only being there for plot devices.

I think I'm going to give up trying to write this review though and be sure to seek out some pages on how to write a decent review. What I wrote above might not look very good, but it's better than all that I've deleted. I just don't know how to do a review well. I feel that I used to. I wonder if I was being self-delusional, my standards have increased, or I just don't have as clear a voice for such things anymore.

I was pleased that when I was getting the URL from addall.com that the quote that I received was:
For everything that lives is holy; life delights in life.
— William Blake

In other news, I think that rather than go back to A User's Guide to the Brain right now, I think I will read The Use and Misuse of Language by S.I. Hayakawa. I've read it before but it's been many years, and I think I could use a re-read.
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