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Saturday (oops, Sunday) Shorts: The Prince & The Sea

The Prince and the Sea by Emily CarrollSince I completely forgot what day it was (con will do that to you: North American Discworld con report coming tomorrow), a very short Saturday Short for this week, posted late Sunday evening.

The Prince and the Sea is a delightful (and, be warned, very dark) little illustrated poem about a prince and his mermaid love by Emily Carroll that I discovered last week while browsing the web. It’s so small that to say much more about it would spoil it, so take a few minutes to enjoy.

If you have a Decemberists album to put on in the background while you read, “The Mariner’s Revenge Song” or “Shanty for The Arethusa” would be perfect accompaniments.

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30 Days of Books: Day Twenty-Nine

Day 29 – Saddest character death OR best/most satisfying character death (or both!)

Morpheus, in Neil Gaiman’s Sandman. Using a graphic novel series is not cheating, Sandman is as epic as any novel. And it has the benefit of containing simultaneously the saddest and most satisfying character death. I have now spoiled the Sandman virgins enough for one post; if you have not yet read the series, go out and read it immediately. You may wish to start with Volume 2, if you are not generally a comic book reader, but you will want to read Volume 1 eventually anyway. Get the new recolored editions, if you can, they’re a vast improvement over the originals. Come back when you’re done. Spoilers will commence behind the cut.

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