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The Throme of the Erril of Sherill by Patricia A. McKillip
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bookshelves: middle-grade, fantasy
Read from July 14, 2011 to November 29, 2012

I found this book fascinating more for the peek into McKillip's development as a writer than for the stories themselves. The prose was sometimes so floral that the narrative seemed tangled and hidden. Ofttimes scenes were beautifully painted, but lacking in concrete details—as if the purpose of the story was the words themselves. Yet the scope of imagination revealed in these two tales made them worthy stories to read. Here was a mind at the beginning of its career that was unlike anything that had come before.
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07/14/2011 page 19
11.0% "Reading this to the Goblin & Leprechaun."
07/13/2012 page 115
65.0% "And so we come to the end of this wonderfully written tale. Bah."
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