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Old 3rd Jan 2012, 13:47   #241
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Hmm, I am currently reading the third Abarat, having read and mostly enjoyed the first two - in fact we read the first two as soon as they were published in 2002 and 2004 and have been waiting seven years for the third book to be published (in Sept this year). I reserve judgement until I've finished
Never did finish the first one. Don't quite know why I persist with Barker, given that his last adult novel(la) was poor (and his publisher dropped him). However, these Abarat titles are wonderfully presented and I daresay keepable for future generations to enjoy.
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Old 3rd Jan 2012, 16:02   #242
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Yup, it's the concept, and the artwork, and the lovely hardback copies that are so delightful. I will be writing a review tomorrow, once the kids are back at school, so will say more there. There are some diminishing returns with this series but the virtues of the art (and some of the invented poetry) outweigh the lackage of plot.
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If Barker never publishes another novel, I won't be shocked.
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