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    pretending to be awake onesecondglance's Avatar
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    Nights At The Circus by Angela Carter

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-20628839

    Nights At The Circus by Angela Carter has been chosen as the best ever winner of the James Tait Black Prize.

    I first read NATC when I was seventeen, and I hated it. Then I read it again, and loved it. Every time I've read it since, I've liked it even more.
    Λrchangel: near-future SF noir
    Perpetual Midnight: basically all those cool nightclub scenes from SF movies with some sort of plot, idk | [first draft underway!]
    I write music. | I gave in and joined twitter.

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    I'm reading this at the moment and the character of Fevvers has really grabbed me.Angela Carter's character descriptions are amazing.

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    I recall that the word "steatopygous" is used in the first chapter; it's a high-falutin' word for having a fat arse. Which is typical of her sense of humour.
    Λrchangel: near-future SF noir
    Perpetual Midnight: basically all those cool nightclub scenes from SF movies with some sort of plot, idk | [first draft underway!]
    I write music. | I gave in and joined twitter.

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    I have a professor who keeps telling me to read this book, but my library doesn't seem to own it. It's very frustrating.
    Elegy - YA horror - 40,000/80,000 words
    Untitled YA horror -- planning stages
    Weeping -- adult fantasy -- soon to be revised

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    Awesome awesome awesome book.
    I have a writing blog and you can find some of my stories and poetry there.

    Twitter: @libbycutts

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