Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell

Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell

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Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell is a modern gothic novel written by Susanna Clarke. First published in 2004, it is the presents an alternate history set in the 19th centure England.

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  • Pamela Salazar
    Written on May 12, 2018
    "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. "
  • Philip Jacobs
    Written on May 14, 2018
    "Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell was a novel that I read a few months ago. I had been looking for classic metafiction novels for a while and happily had this book passed to me from a friend. Susanna Clarke really did a nice job with this book."
  • Lori Ramos
    Written on May 11, 2018
    "This is a must read for those of you who love magic, don't mind taking your time with a book, are not put off by big books with tiny prints. Overall it was a great book."
  • Ajay Verma
    Written on May 14, 2018
    "I love modern gothic novels and Johnathan Strange & Mr. Norrell hit the spot. I read it last year in the summer with my book club. It's about magicians in nineteenth century England attempting to change the course of history after most thought magic was long dead."
  • Virginia Payne
    Written on May 7, 2018
    "This is a very long book about a different side 19th century England. It is about magic and magicians and develops the characters nicely."
  • Christina Thompson
    Written on May 8, 2018
    "This book is well known for good reason. As far as I'm concerned, it's a new classic. True whimsy and highly enjoyable."
  • Rachel Zhao
    Written on May 9, 2018
    "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."
  • Carmen Méndez
    Written on May 16, 2018
    "Typically I am not into fairy tales for adults. This book has opened a new genre for me."
  • Kathryn Barrett
    Written on May 11, 2018
    "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!"
    Alan Gray
    Written on May 8, 2018
    "Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell is a Hugo Award winning novel. Though a very long book, it's a breeze to read on account of the great writing and gripping plot."
  • Roy Owens
    Written on May 18, 2018
    "Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell is a good read. I loved the history perspective. It was also so well written. A must read for history fans."
  • Grace Diaz
    Written on May 10, 2018
    "I watched the tv show put on by SYFY a few years ago and decided to buy the book since i miss it so much. Honestly i think the show was way better. i know, i know. People are gonna disgree but i jusy wasn't a fan of this book so much. "
  • Leonardo Quiroz
    Written on May 13, 2018
    "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."
  • Edward Cooper
    Written on May 16, 2018
    "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."
  • Brenda Green
    Written on May 5, 2018
    "Great book. I loved it."
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  • Antonio Camacho
    Written on May 10, 2018
    "I usually shy away from particularly long books, but a friend I insisted I give this one a try due to my love of historical fantasy. While there were a couple lulls, for the most part it never got dull. I always wanted to know what happened next!"

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