Crap books and good books (was Re: Best Books of 2004)

Kyla Tornheim kyla at sccs.swarthmore.edu
Tue Jan 18 18:12:41 EST 2005


On Tue, 18 Jan 2005 jack at greenmanreview.com wrote:

> I'm nominating Jonathon Strange & Mr. Norrell as the worst read for me
> in '04.
>
> I got four pages in without a single bleedin' thing of interest
> happening before I gave up!

Well, I'll agree that it's slow, and I haven't really been reading it
lately (having paused around page 441 to reread The Warrior's
Apprentice...and The Vor Game...and...), but I do think the whole thing is
worth it for the footnotes.

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