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The House of Doctor Dee by Peter Ackroyd
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Feb 04, 12

it was amazing

This is probably my favorite novel. I have read it several times and it feels like Ackroyd wrote it for me as a birthday present. That being said, it is a strange, hermetic story and you'll either love it or hate it. Much dialogue is taken from early texts, and if you're reading it as a bio of Dr. Dee, don't bother. It's a meditation on the nature of place and time, seen through the lens of the early modern world and one of its most interesting characters.
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