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Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell by Susanna Clarke
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it was ok

Unfortunately this one wasn’t for me. The writing is undoubtedly wonderful, but my word it went on, and on, and on, and on... it picked up towards the end, but by that point I was just frustrated and wanted it to end. I had zero connection to any of the characters and just didn’t care at all.

The premise had so much potential but unfortunately the execution was lacking. & who thought it would be a good idea to start such a long novel by following Mr Norrell? Quite possibly the most boring man on the planet except maybe Nick Carraway. I was expecting much more excitement from a book about the fae.
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Reading Progress

January 18, 2018 – Shelved
January 18, 2018 – Shelved as: to-read
March 5, 2018 –
33.0%
March 6, 2018 – Started Reading
March 8, 2018 –
41.0% "The writing is beautiful, no doubt about that. But my word, i am struggling. I’m so bored..."
March 12, 2018 –
52.0% "Ah, finally over half way. I can do this 💪🏻"
March 14, 2018 – Finished Reading

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