Sunday, September 05, 2004

Strange tales: Okay, this isn't comics-related, but I've blogged about this book before, and can't wait to get my grubby little hands on a copy. Writing for The New York Times, Gregory Maguire (Wicked, Mirror Mirror) reviews Susanna Clarke's highly anticipated debut novel, Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell:

"A reader more distractible than I am might yawn for 300 pages running and still discover several book-length stretches to enjoy. I never yawned. Clarke's imagination is prodigious, her pacing is masterly and she knows how to employ dry humor in the service of majesty. 'It has been remarked (by a lady infinitely cleverer than the present author) how kindly disposed the world in general feels to young people who either die or marry.'''