I have to chuckle at the resonance here. I spent 3 weeks chopping away at
"Fellowship" in '66 wondering, "When IS this thing gonna get off the
Don't know if Clarke's opus will come close to JRRTs, but have fun one & all.
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Hugh Davis wrote:
> 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.
> >From: Cary Curphy <vkanids@...>
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> >Subject: Re: [mythsoc] Jonathan Strange & Narnia
> >Date: Mon, 7 Mar 2005 11:03:08 -0800 (PST)
> > > * I joined this list in January. Has there been any discussion of
> > > * Susan Clarke's _Jonathan Strange and Mister Norrell_ as a
> > > * fantasy novel? I've just begun it, so my opinion is far from
> > > * formed, but it is interesting so far.
> > >
> > >I gave up on it after three hundred or so pages when I kept nodding
> > >off. Somewhere in there wasa great noevl struggling to get out, a
> > >great novel one-third the length of the that novel. It was every
> > >bit as overstuffed as was the second set of Amber novels that
> > >Roger Zelazny wrote!
> >Finally someone else who feels the same way I do about this one.
> >I had such high expectations based on the reviews, but I'm in my second
> >attempt to wade through the morass, and am near to giving up on it for the
> >second time...
> >test'; ">
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