Barfishly bad story about a kid who undergoes extensive plastic surgery to disguise himself as an alien in order to learn the secret of intergalactic space travel. There were a couple interesting ideas in the book. But I wouldn't read it again.
Dumb story about a na´f waif cum forester cum lover cum heir who makes big lonely circles around a forest in order to guard some dumb valuable trees and thereby, quite bafflingly, earn the enduring paternal love of his employer. Too many words spent in adulation of plants and birds (for my taste, anyway).
Forgettable story about a couple of crazies who venture out into the deserts of the Middle East in order to take their wrongful places as the king-gods of ôKafiristan.ö Much rape and pillage ensues, but none of it is enjoyable or even okay.
Ridiculous old-timey story about a hag who never worked a day in her life and abandoned every child she had in order to keep marrying new guys and live off their money. Too many words spent detailing the ups and downs of her gd bank account. I truly don't know how I finished it.