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
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