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The Deptford Trilogy by Robertson Davies
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Feb 10, 2012

it was amazing
bookshelves: read-in-2012, religion, mystery, myths-and-legends
Read from January 08 to February 10, 2012 , read count: 1

I reviewed each of the three books in this trilogy as I finished them, but I figured I'd review the series as a whole as well.

I was not looking forward to reading Fifth Business much at all. And, sad to say, it was in large part due to the fact that I hated the first cover I saw of it so much. It's a stupid reason, I know.

Anyway, almost as soon as I opened the thing up, I was competely hooked. Davies has such a way with words. It's not an action-packed book by any stretch of the imagination. It's a quiet, complex story, told gradually, but infused with such a sense of mystery and magic that I really felt like Davies had cast a spell over me. I devoured it and could not wait to read the next book in the series.

In a way, I don't think either of the follow-ups quite match the elegance of the first book, but the second one I loved almost as much, and there are great parts in the third one as well. And in the end, I think it's a really fascinating story beautifully told, and I will admit that I am half in love with the late Robertson Davies. Heh...

Anyway, I am most definitely looking forwarding to reading his other works (I have most of them already purchased and ready and waiting on my bookshelf at home). But I'm going to give this series time to really sink in first.

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