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The Magicians of Caprona by Diana Wynne Jones
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May 26, 11

bookshelves: read-in-2011
Read from May 10 to 25, 2011

Here's what I don't get: The book is called WOrld's of CHrestomanci Magician's of Caprona. This CHrestomanci seems to have all the presence of a daytime tv cameo appearance. There's like one reference to him in the way that someone would reference Aunt Maria cooking Porkchops on the weekend; and yet somehow the book is not called World's of Aunt Maria Magician's of Caprona.
This bothers me (not the dis-inclusion of Aunt Maria). But yes, I get that its a kids book.
The first few chapters are .. difficult to get through. There're no main characters to anchor them; everything is in a weird third personey tone or something that is just off-putting. AFter those first chapters, the rest of it has a lilt to it that makes the story have an easy rhythm to follow along with.
I don't like the whole "power of friendship" vibe its got at the end either.

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