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Story rec

A quick post just to recommend Sarah Rees Brennan’s latest short story offering, “The Arundel Tomb.” I haven’t yet had a chance to read her The Demon’s Lexicon, which is waiting for me on my Kindle, but I really liked this story. Lately I’ve been thinking a lot about “golden age” stories, stories that begin with a period of grace and love and togetherness and then proceed to dash that all to bits. Without being too spoilery, Brideshead Revisited is a good example — and so, in a more thrillery fashion, is The Secret History. I don’t yet know what happens to the characters of “The Arundel Tomb” after the events of the story, but I know it’s not good, and that sharpens and sweetens the story.

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