Disturbed by Her Song

Tanith Lee
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Disturbed by Her Song


This is my first Tanith Lee. It's probably not the best one to start with because of its main conceit. The book is a meta-fantasy collection of short stories. Lee channels fictional characters who convey the stories to her. The characters are Esther Garber and Judas Garbah, half-siblings who are both gay. Esther's stories are fictional, Judas' are autobiographical. Lee expertly writes in two different styles, although other reviewers have noted that they hear Lee's voice through both. While I really enjoyed the book, giving it a high rating, I think I would have liked to have first been introduced to Lee through one of her novels. The book was nominated for Lambda Literary Award for LGBT SF/Fantasy/Horror, which is how I discovered it in the first place.

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