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Lud-in-the-Mist by Hope Mirrlees
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Jan 14, 2009

really liked it

Neil Gaiman raved about this book, so I read it. I wish I could have read it without knowing anything about it -- but I still liked it. It was written in the 1920's -- before fantasy tropes were so set in stone -- so it goes in directions you don't expect it to. Also, it's as though the author never heard of the idea that fantasy is a juvenile and disreputable genre, so she takes herself and her book seriously and uses fantasy to explore real and important ideas.
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Judith Rook I read the book without knowing anything about it. I found it in a bookshop while I was looking for a set text for study. It's a strange, haunting novel, and goes deeply into the unconscious levels.

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