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Old 2nd Jun 2006, 10:20   #1
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Default Book 25: LILITH by George MacDonald

June dawns...

So, Lilith starts in a grand library "covered with books almost to the ceiling", did it make you want to read and read?
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Er... not yet.
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I'm going to give it a go over the weekend, but my intuition tells me it's not a kind of book I'm able to finish over a weekend.
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There's another online version of this, here. Just taken me a serendipitous browse and must confess I'm not at all sure how I'd get on with this - the plethora of exclamation marks began to rankle fairly quickly ... Still, if the storytelling is good enough, perhaps the rather dated style might not prove to be such a hindrance. Dunno, think I'll just wait and see what the rest of the bookclub make of it ....
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I've read the first few chapters on the link HoneyPotts provided. I must say that for a book published in 1895 - when H.G. Wells was doing his most famous stuff - the writing is extraordinarily ponderous and slow, reminiscent of early 19th century rather than late. So, is it going to be a picaresque vision of a fantastical world which has lots of symbolic content relating to the Bible? That's what I'm picking up from the Amazon reviews...
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I'll try and make a start this weekend.
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Default Re: Book 25: LILITH by George MacDonald

Reading the Honeypotts link too. I'm a few chapters in I don't find it particularly ponderous. Just wish I could get Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell out of my head while I am reading it.

The Princess and the Goblin has been in a lesser TBR pile for a while. I may well be tempted to pick it up if Lilith doesn't go pear shaped on me.
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Big fan of The Princess and the Goblin, here. Don't bother with the awful sequel, though.
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I liked the awful sequel better than the prequel
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...but...there was...nothing...to like...
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