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