I'm a GoodReads user testing new waters after the serious website changes. I mostly read fiction, usually Anglophone classics/ modern classics; I like nonfiction (mostly social and cultural history), good fantasy and graphic novels. For guilty pleasure, I read advice and how-to books. I made at least two reading resolutions recently; 1. read less, live more; 2. read books which give me more pleasure. I have poor filters, and books I find stylistically pleasing tend to be depressing, so I need to do something about that; if you think you know a book that is very well written, but won't make me weep, please drop me a line.

Dżinn w oku słowika

Dżinn w oku słowika - A.S. Byatt, Barbara Kopeć-Umiastowska For some reason, Polish translation of this collection only contains three stories out of five - I assume the two missing ones, "The Glass Coffin" and "Gode's Story", are extracts from Possession. I found "Tale of the Eldest Princess" very amusing, very self-aware and metatextual, liked the title story, and found "Dragon's Breath" downright depressing. On the whole, I'd say the collection is varied, accidental and uneven, but worth reading if you like Byatt (or Carter, or Gaiman...) - it's a really smart little volume and you're likely to find at least one story you will like.

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