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As for XO ORPHEUS: Fifty New Myths -- Anthology Edited by Kate Bernheimer, thanks, but no thanks. I prefer Herodotus.
THE ARE ARE NO SAD DOGS DOGS IN HEAVEN, by Sonya Fitzpatrick, The Pet Psych--I should have turned this one down. I am sorry I did not. I found it maudling and vaguely icky, Even dead pets deserve better.
ME WHO DOVE INTO THE HEART OF THE WORLD, by Sabina Berman--the lovely title captivated me, the story did not.
ELIZABETHANS, By A. N. Wilson--I had hoped it would fill the vast gaps in my far from Anglocentric education. Alas, I found drier than as dust.The author manages to flatten and dull fascinating characters from a brilliant era. Pass.
BLACK SKIES, by Arnaldur Indridason--Perhaps this reads better in Icelandic. The author gets stellar reviews from European and American mass media. My own experience was not that positive. I gave up on page 118 of 330 after deciding that I have more urgent things to do than to wade through a thicket of cliches.