Sunday, August 12, 2007

Susanna Clarke/Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell

A very nice surprise. You gotta read this book. Even though it seems really slow in the beginning, SC took a completely unrealistic concept and convinced me that these incredible magicians lived and walked around England in the 1800s. Not only did they live, they had purpose--if you were a magician, you should be respected for what you could do.Wars could not be won without the aid of a magician. We could use a good one (or 2) today, believe me. It was very hard to read the end & accept what happens to these 2 very different, eccentric and lovable characters and yet, it couldn't end any other way.

[moonrat posting for thetrunchbull]

1 comment:

angelle said...

i ownb this book but didnt get thru the first 5 pages. its on my list of "someday" books.