From: "Hugh Davis" <HughHDavis@...
> Interesting to find such opposite reviews so far. I, too, got it after
> strong reviews, but it's been a slow start. I have heard it gains steam as
> it goes, but I have had to put it down for other things and haven't gotten
> back to it yet.
I don't think the book really picks up much stream until we actually see
Jonathan Strange doing magic when he's working with the British Navy (I
think it was the Navy he was working with). The book does start slowly,
spending much time with the theoretical magicians.