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A Discovery of Witches - Deborah Harkness
A Discovery of Witches
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A DISCOVERY OF WITCHES
A DISCOVERY OF WITCHES
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Format: Paperback
ISBN: 4711111111283
ASIN: B007M863NG
Publisher: Penguin
Edition language: English
Series: All Souls Trilogy (#1)
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Ceridwen
Ceridwen rated it
0.0 Go large or go home
This one was a real oddity to me, because it felt like that class of Gothic fiction that attempts to take things seriously -- like, the scholarship was spot on, as was the description of academic research, historical detail, and just general academic jockeying -- but then the serious tone slips to t...
Wanda's Book Reviews
Wanda's Book Reviews rated it
2.5 A Discovery of Witches / Deborah Harkness
Deep in the stacks of Oxford's Bodleian Library, young scholar Diana Bishop unwittingly calls up a bewitched alchemical manuscript in the course of her research. Descended from an old and distinguished line of witches, Diana wants nothing to do with sorcery; so after a furtive glance and a few notes...
SnoopyDoo's Book Reviews
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2.5 Review: A Discovery of Witches (All Souls Trilogy #1) by Deborah Harkness
Deep in the stacks of Oxford's Bodleian Library, young scholar Diana Bishop unwittingly calls up a bewitched alchemical manuscript in the course of her research. Descended from an old and distinguished line of witches, Diana wants nothing to do with sorcery; so after a furtive glance and a few notes...
Sailing in a Sea of Words
Sailing in a Sea of Words rated it
4.5 Book Review: A Discovery of Witches
Book: A Discovery of Witches Author: Deborah Harkness Genre: Fiction/Fantasy/Supernatural Summary: Deep in the heart of Oxford's Bodleian Library, Diana Bishop - a young scholar and the descendant of witches - unearths an enchanted alchemical manuscript. Wanting nothing to do with sorcery, she...
SusannaG - Confessions of a Crazy Cat Lady
SusannaG - Confessions of a Crazy Cat Lady rated it
3.5 A Discovery of Witches
Well, A Discovery of Witches is a lengthy tome, and I still hold that if you put Harry Potter, Twilight, and The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane into a blender and hit pulverize, you'd get this on the other end. On the other hand, Harkness writes better than either Stephenie Meyer or Katherine Ho...
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