Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell: A Boring Novel

I buy most of my new books at Costco because they’re cheap, even though the selection is limited. A couple of months ago I bought Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell by Susanna Clarke for $18.59 (Canadian). It’s about 800 pages, the size of dense homemade loaf of bread, and boring. What a disappointment. Here’s some of the praise it’s received: It’s convenient to pigeonhole it as Harry Potter for grownups-and