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A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness
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Oct 04, 11

Read in October, 2011


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Aguess This book pushed my buttons in all the right ways. Rare book rooms, ancient alchemical texts, books with powers, history, oh yeah and witches, wizards, vampires and daemons. So much fun to read. Harkness creates a world just like our own only magical. She uses the context of magic to talk about timely issues like lost knowledge and the mysteries, and potential privacy issues of DNA. Most of all I enjoyed her sensual olfactory and tactile descriptions heightening the otherworldly awareness of the magical creatures that may be walking side by side with us.


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