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Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell

16 Ratings: 2.2
Book by Susanna Clarke

   From Publishers Weekly      The drawing room social comedies of early 19th-century Britain are infused with the powerful forces of English folklore and fantasy in this extraordinary novel of two magicians who attempt … see full wiki

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Author: Susanna Clarke
Genre: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Fantasy
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
Date Published: August 26, 2004
6 reviews about Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell
review by . June 16, 2010
   In Jonathon Strange and Mr. Norrell, Susanna Clarke takes us to an England where magic is real and magicians exist in abundance. The only catch is that these magicians are scholars, not practitioners of the magic arts and none of them could cast a spell if they tried. Enter Jonathon Strange, a naive young man with the idea that he wants to become a great magician who actually practices magic. The following story is amazing in the level of detail and imagination Clarke uses to tell us …
review by . June 22, 2010
Anyone who loves Harry Potter and Jane Austen alike will not only enjoy this novel, they will LOVE it. Susannah Clarke has created a magical world firmly rooted in actual history.      The novel takes place in England, 1806. The magic that was once prevalent throughout the country has dwindled to nothing, and it is generally accepted that whatever had existed of magic is now lost. The only magicians left are "theoretical magicians" - those who study magic, but do not …
Quick Tip by . July 01, 2010
Never finished this - just seemed to drag on and on without much to keep my interest.
Quick Tip by . June 25, 2010
Hated it. The plot gets lost so easily and the author, while clearly a very good storyteller, has some issues with the dragging pace of the action. I tried Susanna Clarke, I really did.
Quick Tip by . June 23, 2010
So unexpected and so incredible! I was barely five pages in before I knew this would be one of my favorites.
Quick Tip by . June 22, 2010
Something between J.K. Rowling and Jane Austen. I liked it.
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