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Susanna Clarke
Birth date: November 01, 1959
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Elentarri's Book Blog
Elentarri's Book Blog rated it 4 years ago
The novel starts with an interesting and mysterious setting, with somewhat flowery writing... and then nothing happens for the first 30% or so of the novel. After that, "things" start happening. It's an interesting novel with a great concept, but not a great execution.
A Man With An Agenda
A Man With An Agenda rated it 5 years ago
It was a delight to come back to this after so many years. It remains a favorite of mine and when my husband and I started a long trip this mammoth leaped out of the library's audio section. We only got a third of the way through it on the trip, but we stayed with it - finishing in about a month. Si...
YouKneeK rated it 8 years ago
This was a very uniquely told fantasy story. It’s set in England (mostly) in the early 1800’s, and the author tells it in an authentic-sounding manner. It mixes in a bit of the real world with the fantasy world, and uses some archaic words like “shew” (show) and “chuse” (choose) to add flavor. Th...
Inkspot Fancy
Inkspot Fancy rated it 9 years ago
The Secret History of Fantasy is a 19-story collection of what I'm given to understand is unusual or different fantasy, along with a couple nonfiction essays about the genre as a whole (and of course, the forward by Peter Beagle). Taken as a whole, it was a varied and sometimes fascinating read, tho...
Abandoned by user
Abandoned by user rated it 9 years ago
For anyone who might be interested, Corey Olsen is taking an in depth look at Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell. The class starts next Wednesday, 9/16/15. A link to the announcement post is here. Having just read this book, I'll definitely be rereading and listening along. And I know that there ar...
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