Fuse #8

Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Fantasy For the Fearful

Perhaps, like myself, you have grown so attached to children's books that you were unaware that Susanna Clarke had written yet another. Perhaps, like myself, you fear that it may not live up to its predecessor, Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell. And perhaps only a reassuring review by fantasy master Ursula LeGuin will soothe your worried soul. If so, look no further than here.


At 8:31 AM , Blogger Sheila said...

Oooh, thanks for posting this! I loved Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell, so I'm glad to know about this.

At 10:23 AM , Blogger Dan McCoy said...

Actually, the review is sort of mixed...

At 12:53 PM , Anonymous Rebecca said...

I loved STRANGE, but -- yikes -- I am not reassured. The review ends with the words "Who cares?"

At 1:06 PM , Blogger fusenumber8 said...

Did I say reassured? I meant perturbed. Such similar words.

At 3:35 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

The headline "Fairy tales for cynics" gets points from me.

I thought JS&MN was okay but not stellar due to the fact that I predicted the ending quite early on.

When I first saw a commercial for that new Christian Bale flick, The Prestige, I wondered if it was JS&MN until a few seconds later, when they revealed more of the plot.

- Little Willow

At 3:39 AM , Blogger Freudian Slip said...

Oh! I did not know that Susanna Clarke had a new book out! Time for a Border's trip, thanks for the heads up :)


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