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The House on Durrow Street by Galen Beckett
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Sep 23, 11

bookshelves: high-fantasy
Read in August, 2011

The House on Durrow Street is somewhat better than its predecessor, The Magicians and Mrs. Quent, largely because THoDS is a bit more willing to be its own book and not just Austen and Bronte with a dash of magic. There are some excellent scenes where the magic feels appropriately fantastical. The plotting is a bit uneven and occasionally drags, but I did find myself eager to find what happens to the characters.

I appreciated having an important gay character, something that's still uncommon in fantasy books. However, I do find it somewhat problematic that in this world there seems to be a very strong (practically 1:1) correlation between being gay and working as an illusionist in the theaters. Can we be a little less stereotypical?
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