The short: 4/5 ✦. A heart-wrenching collection of stories with vibrant characters, both new and old, that ties up the series quite nicely.
“Tell about the South. What’s it like there. What do they do there. Why do they live there. Why do they live at all.”
― William Faulkner, Absalom, Absalom!
The short: 3.5 ✦. A vast improvement on the previous book, now that there’s fully developed characters, an action-driven plot, and shocking world-building.
“A wrong is unredressed when retribution overtakes its redresser. It is equally unredressed when the avenger fails to make himself felt as such to him who has done the wrong.”
— Edgar Allan Poe
The short: 3.5/5 ✦. A not quite perfect but still satisfying and fascinating conclusion to the unique Peculiar Children trilogy.
“Wonder is the beginning of wisdom.”
There are things known and things unknown and in between are the doors.
— Jim Morrison
The short: 3/5 ✦. A collection of five connected yet self-contained short stories that actually develop the main character (mostly).
“If he be Mr. Hyde” he had thought, “I shall be Mr. Seek.”
— Robert Louis Stevenson
Architecture is a visual art, and the buildings speak for themselves.
— Julia Morgan