After the 12th hour of listening I am finally giving up on this book. It goes on and on with very little happening. Comparisons to the Millenium Trillogy are off. Also, I found Allison Hiroto reading to be difficult to follow. Almost as if she was reading to children.
I am sure this book has great literary value (or so I am told). But it was wasted on me. Perhaps it is better read then heard due to it's length.
Lots of great ideas in this book. The relationship between magic and English society was original and interesting. Great imagery and some strong characters.
I was frustrated at times that the author went on about side events when the core storyline would have sufficed. In other words, this book would be better if it were trimmed a bit. At times you are not sure where Susanna Clarke is taking you.
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