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Little, Big by John Crowley
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Jul 26, 10

bookshelves: fantasy-or-fantastical, au
Read in January, 2007

I tried to read this but just couldn't slog my way through it.

The jacket copy sounded really intriguing, but I didn't get halfway through it. The biggest problem I had with this book was that I felt tried far too hard to be Airy and Phantasmagorical and Mystically Vague and forgot that a plot was actually necessary. It wanders and doesn't actually get anywhere, the prose was overstuffed, and not a single character actually caught my attention. I was disappointed, beause it was a very interesting premise, but the author just didn't pull it off, IMO.
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Elentarri Agree with your review. I had to read one silly romance, 4 almost romance books and 3 fluffy kiddies fantasy books before facing the second half of this book. And I don't like romance books.

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Jason the back and forth, coupled with a style which i thought weighed it down killed it for me. i may approach it when i have a long period of time.

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Laura You don't "slog through it". You go deeper into it. :) You could try again.

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Jason Something about the writing style was a bit..... Older in style. No that isn't right but it was different in style and tone

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