Thursday, December 22, 2011

Little, Big by John Crowley

First sentence:

"On a certain day in June, 19--, a young man was making his way on foot northward from the great City to a town or place called Edgewood, that he had been told of but had never visited."


"Edgewood is many houses, all put inside each other, or across each other. It’s filled with and surrounded by mystery and enchantment: the further in you go, the bigger it gets.

Smoky Barnable, who has fallen in love with Daily Alice Drinkwater, comes to Edgewood, her family home, where he finds himself drawn into a world of magical strangeness.

Crowley’s work has a special alchemy - mixing the world we know with an imagined world which seems more true and real. Winner of the World Fantasy Award, Little, Big is eloquent, sensual, funny and unforgettable." -- from the back cover

My thoughts:

This was a very good and complex fantasy novel. Though I often felt lost, especially with repeating and similar names, I enjoyed learning about the world of Edgewood, and its inhabitants.

Date read: 12/21/2011
Book #: 24
Rating: 3*/5 = good
Genre: Fantasy

ISBN-10: 185798711X
ISBN-13: 9781857987119
Publisher: Millennium
Year: 1981
# of pages: 538
Binding: Trade Paperback
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