About: Yes, I’ve read a magic book. Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrellby Susanna Clarke is a fictional book about magicians set in 1800s England. 800 pages Publisher: Bloomsbury USA ISBN-10: 1582346038 My rating for Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell — 5 Buy & Save on Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell through the ManOfLaBook affiliate account on: Amazon | Kindle | Book Depository US | Book Depository UK More books by Susanna Clarke Thoughts: I usually don’t read books about magic, but when Neil Gaiman, one of my favorite authors, recommended Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell by Susanna Clarke, which was on sale for the day, I grabbed it up immediately. The novel surprised me. It was excellent, funny and imaginative yet not crossing into the land of unpronounceable names, fantastic creatures and geography so convoluted my simple mind cannot process it. As in any interesting book, this one also has layers which allow the reader to think about and explore. Jealousy, friendship, envy, love, arrogance and, of course, redemption are all touched upon by this most interesting book. The way Ms. Clarke has recreated England was, to me, one of the highlights of the book. In a style reminiscent of Mr….