A Strange Book, Part II

Last time, I wrote: “Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell, by Susanna Clarke, is indeed a strange book… So far, I’ve only read through about 25% of it, and its very strangeness keeps me reading more.”

I finished the book some time ago, but neglected to update the reading log. In fact, I finished reading it so long ago (over 6 months ago), that I am reluctant to write more about it except that I really liked the book. But then, I really enjoy the fantastic and “other worlds,” especially such stories that take place in Jolly Old England, and blend good science, the best of science fiction, and outstanding fantasy.

So I’ve thrown in some professional reviews for your perusal… Enjoy! I certainly did!!

The New York Times: http://www.nytimes.com/2004/09/05/books/review/05MAGUIRE.html

The Washington Post: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A57806-2004Sep2.html

Reviewsofbooks.com: http://www.reviewsofbooks.com/jonathan_strange_and_mr_norrell/review/

And from the British press, The Guardian/The Observer: http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2004/oct/03/fiction.guardianfirstbookaward2004

For a complete list of reviews of this book, use the following Google search term:     jonathan strange and mr norrell review

 

About DrEMiller

Certified Zentangle Teacher (CZT). Home: Sint Maarten. K-12 teacher for 13 years (Special Education for 10 years); Post-secondary educator since 2002; Education consulting since 1995. When teaching, held teaching certificates in K-12 special education, reading specialist; and secondary social studies. Doctorate: Educational Psychology Programmer/analyst for 10 years, including project management and training of corporate execs.
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