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message 1: by J.M. (new)

J.M. Very interested in what you think of this one. I've picked it up twice at the store, but still haven't made the purchase. I think I'm afraid it'll be too "in vogue" or something, not sure.


message 2: by Stephen (new)

Stephen I am a third of the way through it and I am REALLY liking it so far. I have seen a lot of "ho hum" or even poor reviews of this one so I was reluctant to start it. At the moment, I am very glad that I did.


message 3: by Cassy (new)

Cassy One of the book's central messages is that part of growing up is reconciling your childhood dreams with the realities of everyday life.

You really nailed it!

I walked away from this book feeling depressed. I am glad to read it had the opposite effect on you.


Mike (the Paladin) Oh well, we can't agree on everything. :)


message 5: by J.M. (new)

J.M. Wow, man! Okay. I'm in. Thanks for the excellent review, my friend (as always). And if you dig it, I'm 86 percent sure I will, too, since that's our compatibility when we compare books, after all.


message 6: by Kemper (new)

Kemper Great review. I totally agree with you about this one. I loved it too.


message 7: by Stephen (new)

Stephen Kemper wrote: "Great review. I totally agree with you about this one. I loved it too."

Thanks Kemper. Looking forward to the sequel.


Mike (the Paladin) I see you updated your review of this one. I suppose it's one of the books we've disagreed the most over. It happens. I'm glad you liked it...I didn't :).


message 9: by Dan (new)

Dan Schwent You ready for the sequel next week, Stephen?


message 10: by Stephen (new)

Stephen Dan wrote: "You ready for the sequel next week, Stephen?"

I can't wait. Early reviews I've seen have been very positive.


message 11: by Wesley (new)

Wesley I just found out there is a sequel to this and am fast tracking it to the top of my list, I HAD NO IDEA. It's like winning the lottery, I cannot wait to get my hands on it! Wonderful review as always Stephen.


message 12: by Stephen (new)

Stephen Thanks, Wesley. I haven't read the sequel yet, but thought this was superb (if my review wasn't obvious enough on that point).


message 13: by Stella (new)

Stella  ☢FAYZ☢ Chen Just picked this up from a local bookstore because of your review. :) I hope to start it soon.


message 14: by Stephen (new)

Stephen I hope you love it, Stella. Opinions are all over the map on this one. I thought it was brilliant.


PrincessofthePage I read this first book when it came ot and lives it also, giving out a rare 5 stars. I got the sequel I was impatiently waiting for, started reading... And put it down. I'm hoping this second time picking up the sequel will be to a result. Did you review second?


message 16: by Andrew (new)

Andrew Obrigewitsch I'm reading it and fell the books is a bit satirical, and I find it quite funny.


message 17: by Frank (new)

Frank Roberts When did he manage happiness? Because it wasn't in this book.


message 18: by Carolyn (new)

Carolyn Stephen, the reviews of this book are so polarizing. Because of your good review I took the plunge and I'm so glad I did so. Loved this book. Also, as a side note, it was funny to me that the audio reader for this novel, Mark Bramhall, is the same artist who did the audio book reading for Angle of Repose, a book you and I both really love. Funny coincidence. Take care! Carolyn


message 19: by Agnes (new)

Agnes Conway He should have taken the road more travelled. The constant Fillory references didn't work, the stories as described wouldn't have held any child's interest and certainly wouldn't have seemed magical to a young adult.


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