Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell
by Susanna Clarke
This book was extremely well written, almost exactly as if Dickens himself had written it. However, it was not really my thing. It was a little too long, with a little too many frivolous passages. I would have preferred a straight up adventure to this meandering novel.
Don't get me wrong, the ending was solid and retroactively justified the slog, but I'll never read this book again, and I'd be hard pressed to recommend it to any but my most book-loving friends.