Amazon One-Stars

Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell

Why I Like It

So as of now, Susanna Clarke’s piece is not considered a classic, having only arrived on the scene about 6 years ago. But by all accounts it should be. Character development is rich, plotline is many-tiered and the story, though archetypal for the genre has enough freshness in it to keep most readers interested. Yes, it is long, but that is what happens when trying to reinvent history.

What a One-Star Review Thought

I appreciate the honesty of this review.

This is the most boring, wordy book I have ever suffered through. I have 150 pages left, and can only hope everyone is dead by the end of the book. I feel like I am already. Who nominated this as a great book? If you attempt to read this waste of paper, be sure to skip the hundreds of foot notes (yes there are foot notes in a book that is a complete work of fiction)They add nothing to the story and are never referenced again. This book has been a complete waste of time.

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3 responses to “Amazon One-Stars

  1. Strange that so many nice books got such crappy ratings. I do agree with the rating for Jonathan Strange…starts off promising, but really slow and wordy.

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