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Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell by Susanna Clarke
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Jul 20, 2009

really liked it
bookshelves: fairies-and-fantasy, personal-classics

I love the world the Susanna Clarke created. The interweaving of fantasy and reality and the idea that magic just IS was really engrossing. I also liked the historical context and her use of footnoting as a convention to lend the illusion that you are reading 'real' history. The reason this only gets 4 stars is that it ended just when it was about to get really, really good. I know its a ridiculous number of pages long, but I want to know what happens next.

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