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What the community says about Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell
- "I have actually read parts of this book. At first I was daunted by its size but I really wanted to watch the tv series that came out about it. I did enjoy it I found it slow at some parts and at times needlessly long but I loved the relationship between the two magicians and I loved the tv as well. "
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- "A must-read. Imagine, England as we know it now, under the spell of magic. What could be more appropriate for the early 1800's. There was much development, yet there was a sad period of war. Norrell and Strange come on the scene to captivate the reader. Will magic set the stage for victory? Yes, you will be set back in time -so prepare yourselves and watch what happens."
- "I was really into supernatural books, thanks to the scify series that I was watching at the time. I had searched for books that kept my interest that were sci-fy related, but found nothing until I got recc'd Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell by Susanna Clark. This novel is exactly what I was looking for with the 19th century setting! I loved it!"
- "At the dawn of the nineteenth century, two very different magicians emerge to change England's history. In the year 1806, with the Napoleonic Wars raging on land and sea, most people believe magic to be long dead in England-until the reclusive Mr Norrell reveals his powers, and becomes a celebrity overnight. Soon, another practicing magician comes forth: the young, handsome, and daring Jonathan Strange. He becomes Norrell's student, and they join forces in the war against France. But Strange is increasingly drawn to the wildest, most perilous forms of magic, straining his partnership with Norrell, and putting at risk everything else he holds dear."
- "I usually raise an eyebrow when someone quotes a book as best this, or best that, in any genre. Personally, I think there are no best in any book genre. It all depends on the outlook of the reader. I have not read Susanna Clarke’s book, “Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell,” that you have given the grandiose title but I read the reviews on Amazon. I can say that the book should be masterly from the reviews. But it is not top ten of the best of the 21st century in the fantasy genre. I could quote you renowned fantasy books that I have read like “The Name of the Wind” by Patrick Rothfuss and my elected best, “The Way of Kings” by Brandon Sanderson."
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