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Little, Big by John Crowley
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Aug 24, 08

bookshelves: fantasy
Recommended for: anyone who searches for wonder in their daily lifes.
Read in August, 2008

I was never interested in fantasy when I was younger. As I get older and better understand mortality, fantasy appeals more to me today.

I read the book based on a review by author/essayist/editor Harold Bloom. If he liked a book about fairies and humans, then I had to have a look. The tale is an epic, four generational tale of prophesied love and the journey of Smoky Barnable from the Big City to the little land of Edgewood.

This book has a haunting and enduring charm that sticks to the soul. I found that all great books do that. Some of them because they echo the terrors of our daily existence. How much better to experience the "possibility" of magic and the hope of life entails?

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