Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell and Piranesi

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My reserved library copy of Piranesi has just arrived. And not a moment too soon! We're re-entering lockdown next week and all libraries will be closed again.
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I'll be interested to see whether you like it. It is definitely a unique work.
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I’m interested to see if I read it it in physical form will I consume it differently. I suspect so.
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I do hope you give it another chance.
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Well, I thought it was a great book. Once it got going, it was difficult to put down.
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Ditto. I couldn’t put it down either.

But it left me deflated.
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It left me strangely exhilerated.

Jude, I'm glad you liked it!
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Just finished Piranesi (it didn't take long). Still settling, but I'm pretty sure I liked it a lot. "Astonishing" is the right word.
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I agree that is an appropriate word.

I'm glad that you (probably) liked it a lot!
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Grumble.
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Here's an event that may be of interest.
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Is anyone else attending that Gaiman & Clarke event?
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Depending on whether the timing works for me, I would like to. I'm not sure yet.
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