Friday, December 5, 2008

Believing in the extraordinary

A truly extraordinary book makes you believe things your logical mind knows are impossible.

A truly extraordinary book is a rare find. I used plow my way through dozens and dozens of books in search of one so magical that I would happily spend days lost in its thrall.

But since Graham's birth and the resultant time crunch, I have discovered few.

And I have missed it.

I have missed the way in which an extraordinary book makes the world seem more exotic and full of possibility. I have missed being awestruck by the evocative power of a masterful wordsmith and the unfettered imagination of a gifted storyteller.

I have missed books like The Gargoyle.



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8 comments:

Kat said...

Looks intruiging. And it also makes me want to get that tattoo. That is gorgeous!

Jaina said...

Looks just up my alley. I'll have to check it out.

Renée aka Mekhismom said...

I love the review. I wish I was a Canadian (to enter the giveaway)!

tinsenpup said...

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flutter said...

I will have to go grab this book, I am missing some magic

Woman in a Window said...

I hear you on this. I'm finally reading a book after months of not reading anything. And I picked up a 1000 page book. What's up with that? But so enjoying a well developed read!

Polly said...

My books are my soulfood, if I make time for anything its a little bit of reading time each day - thanks for giving me something that looks wonderful to read.

petite gourmand said...

Everyone seems to love this book.

I did get lost in it and yes it was certainly a unique escape...