Jonathan Strange Mr Norrell Book ☆ 1006 pages Download ✓ Susanna clarke

Epub ✓ Jonathan Strange Mr Norrell ï Susanna Clarke

Librarian note Alternate cover edition of 9780765356154Sophisticated witty and ingeniously convincing Susanna Clarke's magisterial novel weaves magic into a flawlessly detailed vision of historical England She has created a world so thoroughly enchanting that eight hundred pages leave readers longing for English magicians were once the wonder of the known world with fairy servants at their beck and call; they could command winds mountains and woods But by the early 1800s they have long since lost the ability to perform magic They can only write long dull papers about it while fairy servants are nothing but a fading memoryBut at Hurtfew Abbey in Yorks 35 I FINALLY FINISHED

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Jonathan Strange Mr NorrellHire the rich reclusive Mr Norrell has assembled a wonderful library of lost and forgotten books from England's magical past and regained some of the powers of England's magicians He goes to London and raises a beautiful young woman from the dead Soon he is lending his help to the government in the war against Napoleon Bonaparte creating ghostly fleets of rain ships to confuse and alarm the FrenchAll goes well until a rival magician appears Jonathan Strange is handsome charming and talkative the very opposite of Mr Norrell Strange thinks nothing of enduring the rigors of campaigning with Wellington's army and doing magic on battlefields Astonished to I so wanted to like this book The idea is just wonderful I was so pleased for a while to be in that world a historical England I love the dialogue and descriptions And I love the idea of magic in an otherwise real setting as though it were a normal part of our actual world But it was so frustrating to read after a while The footnotes auuuugh the footnotes They were cute at first because the book is written sort of like a history book from that period But after a while they were just so long and so unrelated to the main story that they became seriously cumbersome And just when the story would be getting involved she'd fast forward 2 years or 10 years and the last part of the story though unresolved would be pretty much forgotten Boooo The end was annoying or rather the way the main characters reacted to it It's fiction it's fantasy but when you're writing about basic human beings who have otherwise behaved consistently throughout the book and then they react to something in a way you know isn't consistent and isn't how people would act it pops the bubble of your suspended disbelief and sort of ruins the story Another annoying thing is that we keep waiting to learn about why Mr Norrell acts the way he does but we never do learn He's just a pill and that's it That's poor writing No motivations for him no insight into his character So really he just serves a function in the book that could have been served by an inanimate objectOverall the book is just filled with too many things that seem to have no point It's not that they aren't interesting by themselves or couldn't have been made into something wonderful it's just that they are tossed out there randomly and not connected to anything In that way the cold dispassionate history book style disappoints because what we really want is a story We want to care about the characters and see resolution of some kind BoooThere will apparently be books set in this world but I won't be reading them It's just too much of a time investment in a seemingly great idea that doesn't pay off

Susanna Clarke ï Jonathan Strange Mr Norrell Book

Jonathan Strange Mr Norrell Book ☆ 1006 pages Download ✓ Susanna clarke ✓ Librarian note Alternate cover edition of 9780765356154Sophisticated witty and ingeniously convincing Susanna Clarke's magisterial novel weaves magic into a flawlessly detailed vision of historical England She has cFind another practicing magician Mr Norrell accepts Strange as a pupil But it soon becomes clear that their ideas of what English magic ought to be are very different For Mr Norrell their power is something to be cautiously controlled while Jonathan Strange will always be attracted to the wildest most perilous forms of magic He becomes fascinated by the ancient shadowy figure of the Raven King a child taken by fairies who became king of both England and Faerie and the most legendary magician of all Eventually Strange's heedless pursuit of long forgotten magic threatens to destroy not only his partnership with Norrell but everything that he holds dea Jesus Christ this book reads like molasses It's like the author took every book from her Brit Lit class and consciously tried to make it wordier and longer than all of them combined I get the point she wants to make but I honestly could not get past the second chapter It also was so incredibly pretentious The whole thing has this superior feel like having a conversation with someone who is absolutely reassured of how much smarter they are than you It left me feeling bored stupid depressed and confused and those are four words that I do not like to associate with readingIf you really want to plow through a novel like this just go read some Charles Dickens You get used to him after a few pages and you start to like him after the first chapter Clarke however never redeems herself