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The Djinn in the Nightingale's Eye by A.S. Byatt
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Jun 02, 2015

it was amazing
bookshelves: 2012, fiction, sff, female-author, female-protagonist
Read from April 25 to May 03, 2012

I got this book and Possession out from the library at the same time. Possession, it turned out, was a huge wash for me.

This book, on the other hand. This book is great.

The highpoint of the book is the title story, which starts out a tad slow but develops beautifully. There are certainly deeper themes, but they're not overwrought; it's about someone's story, their journey, not about the themes itself. The language is elegant and rich, the story here is highly compelling, and I was sad when I finished.
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