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I'm a student, so I don't have nearly as much time for leisure reading as I'd like. If I manage to read an entire course book instead of just the assigned chapters, I'll review that here, too.

The Horrific Sufferings of the Mind-Reading Monster Hercules Barefoot, his Wonderful Love and Terrible Hatred

The Horrific Sufferings Of The Mind-Reading Monster Hercules Barefoot: His Wonderful Love and his Terrible Hatred - Carl-Johan Vallgren I was sort of wavering between three and four stars for this one. It is so much better than it sounds like and wonderfully erudite, but just a tad too simplistic when it comes to the emotional thread of the story. Despite that, I couldn't help loving it. It's very aware of the freak fiction tradition it's continuing and has all the cliches of Quasimodo, the Phantom and Tod Browning's Freaks, with the loveable additions of requited love and a happy ending. Bless.

Also, now I want to learn sign language.