Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell
September 8, 2004
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Wow I've had this book for seven years. I better get to it then! It has all the elements that are right up my alley - folklore, fantasy, magic, faerie, 19th century Britain - so what the hell am I waiting for? I don't think I've ever attempted to start it. There is something wrong with me.
Maybe the fact that this book is a chunkster kind of intimidated me. 800 pages, baby! Ok, ok I'm not afraid of big books, but given the choice I'll usually try to read shorter books to get through the "Leaning Tower of TBR" rather than spend a week with a huge novel. Now that the weather is getting cooler (though the past few days of 80 degree temps had me fooled...Fall, WTF?) I might be finally tackling this book.