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UNDER THE POPPY by Kathe Koja

Because I am a lazy vaux-rien, I will not write here the love letter that Kathe Koja's new novel, Under the Poppy, deserves.  Instead I pass you over to the capable (and infinitely productive) hands of  my beloved colleague, Cory Doctorow, with whose review on BoingBoing I entirely agree.  Especially the Tom Waits part.

Delia & I both read this a few months ago in ARCs, and we've been sitting on our hands waiting to tell you about it once it was actually possible to get a copy.  Which you should do Right Now, as it is hot hot hot - your bad slashy self will thank you, if you've got one - and if you haven't. you can just go swimming in the prose.

This book is hot like chocolate, rich & dense & bittersweet.

Also, check out the Book Video on the Small Beer Press page!

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dramaturgca
Oct. 19th, 2010 02:16 am (UTC)
Every time you recommend books, I feel an overwhelming urge to go out and buy them! But I'm poor grad student who will have to move out of Canada in about 6 months, I do not need to keep buying books now!
ellen_kushner
Oct. 19th, 2010 02:45 am (UTC)
Try the public library? Make sure they order it! There's also an e-book version...
rubygirl29
Oct. 19th, 2010 02:41 am (UTC)
So happy that my library has ordered copies! I would have nudged our Collection Development director if we hadn't!
ellen_kushner
Oct. 19th, 2010 02:45 am (UTC)
Excellent!
phoenix64
Oct. 19th, 2010 02:52 pm (UTC)
Ooh, I much enjoyed her early books under the Abyss imprint, and this looks fabulous.


ellen_kushner
Oct. 19th, 2010 05:33 pm (UTC)
Let me know what you think!
rachelmanija
Oct. 19th, 2010 05:22 pm (UTC)
That sounds great - and I want to own it for the cover alone!
ellen_kushner
Oct. 19th, 2010 05:32 pm (UTC)
Oh, Rachel, you'll love it! Enjoy - and spread the word, if you do.
manyfacesofme22
Oct. 20th, 2010 08:05 am (UTC)
I definitely need this, thank you so much! x
jennifergale
Oct. 21st, 2010 02:58 am (UTC)
You mean...it's like the good hot chocolate that is made with milk and stirred on the stove?

Definitely need a cup of that.
just_ann_now
Dec. 17th, 2010 01:36 pm (UTC)
I finished this last night and it was amazing. Thank you for the rec!
ellen_kushner
Dec. 17th, 2010 02:40 pm (UTC)
Huzzah! If you "review" it somewhere, let me know!
just_ann_now
Dec. 17th, 2010 02:48 pm (UTC)
I did post something at my Goodreads page...
ellen_kushner
Dec. 17th, 2010 03:11 pm (UTC)
Wow - Thanks!
just_ann_now
Dec. 17th, 2010 03:41 pm (UTC)
:)
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