Tag Archives: literary fiction

Ephemera, Jeffery M. Anderson (2009)

Ephemera is the debut novel by Jeffery M. Anderson that is highly enjoyable if at times challenging. Engaging, wryly funny, and rife with social commentary, I greatly enjoyed this book, but suggest you come to it with no expectations as to where it will take you, or how it will take you there. Continue reading

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The Shadow of the Wind, Carlos Ruiz Zafón [Translation: Lucia Graves] (Orion Books, 2004)

Part mystery, part romance, part literary fiction The Shadow of the Wind is thrilling, gripping and touching in a way that I can only dream of writing. The language used is delicate, precise and flowing (both in the original Spanish and in it’s marvelous English translation). In brief, it is the tale of a boy who is entrusted with the guardianship of the last copy of a book, and how he unravels the mystery surrounding it and its enigmatic author. It is a complex story, but an easy read. I highly recommend that you buy the book and become enchanted.
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Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell, Susanna Clarke (Bloomsbury Publishing)

This award winning best-seller breaks the mold of modern fantasy. It is a mock history of an alternate Georgian England where magic exists, and indeed re-emerges through the course of the tale. It is a brilliantly told tale that perfectly mimics the stylistic nature of the histories of that period and incorporates a magic system that also matches Georgian concepts of faeries and the supernatural. Continue reading

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