Tuesday, August 09, 2005

Author: Susanna Clarke

Susanna Clarke won a Hugo award for her Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell. I must get back to reading this book. I had just finished The Amulet of Samarkand when I took it up to read and Jonathan Stroud's world of magician/politician run London was so fully realized that I could not separate it from Clarke's book. I will give it another try. I have a wonderful reading pillow now that helps me support these hefty tomes. I love my Peeramid!

I finished Stroud's sequel, The Golem's Eye, this summer. It is absolutely terrific. I want to do it justice when I review it.


Kelly said...

Hi Camille!

I'm STILL reading this one.

I love it, but I can't believe it was published! It's like several books within one gigantic book. It's funny and brilliant and amazing.

I hope I finish it before school starts.

Camille said...

School starts tomorrow. Maybe THEN I can get to it.

I AM going to try it again. I got as far as the rain fleet. Also have to try Sabriel by Garth Nix again. People I trust, like you and Michelle and my former students have told me to read them. Gotta do it.

Michele said...

I'm glad to say I've read both Jonathan Stroud books that are out in the UK in this series. I enjoyed them immensely and look forward to number 3 in the series arriving. I actually read Jonathan Strange before I read The Amulet of Samarkand, and found the latter much easier to get into and more enjoyable to read. Which is not to say I didn't enjoy JS&MrN - just not as much...

And yes, do read Sabriel, it truly is worth it !