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Little, Big af John Crowley
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Little, Big (udgave 2002)

af John Crowley

MedlemmerAnmeldelserPopularitetGennemsnitlig vurderingSamtaler / Omtaler
3,6911032,485 (4.05)2 / 248
"Little, Big" tells the epic story of Smoky Barnable -- an anonymous young man who meets and falls in love with Daily Alice Drinkwater, and goes to live with her in Edgewood, a place not found on any map. In an impossible mansion full of her relatives, who all seem to have ties to another world not far away, Smoky fathers a family and tries to learn what tale he has found himself in -- and how it is to end.… (mere)
Medlem:rjcrompton
Titel:Little, Big
Forfattere:John Crowley
Info:Harper Perennial (2002), 1st Perennial ed, Paperback
Samlinger:Dit bibliotek
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Nøgleord:Ingen

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Little, Big af John Crowley

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    The Gormenghast Trilogy af Mervyn Peake (chrisharpe)
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    Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell af Susanna Clarke (kethorn23)
    kethorn23: The fairies in both these books operate behind the scenes, which preserves the sense of magic. The fairies in Little, Big are elusive even while they play a major role in the story. Likewise, in Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell, the fairies are responsible for major parts of the story that affect the humans who are unaware of their existence.… (mere)
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    100 års ensomhed af Gabriel Garcia Marquez (britchey)
    britchey: Multi-generational epics about family, history, and destiny. Both books beautiful blend the ordinary with the fantastic.
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    Winter's Tale af Mark Helprin (Marissa_Doyle)
    Marissa_Doyle: Winter's Tale is perhaps a little more muscular, but they both share a certain dreamy whimsicality that never descends into cuteness.
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    Børnenes bog : roman af A. S. Byatt (Crypto-Willobie)
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    Sakerfalcon: Literate, sometimes obscure, fantasies that centre around an extended family and their home. Atmospheric and mysterious.
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    britchey: Both books follow one family for several generations, chronicling the incredible events that comprise their destinies.
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    The Art of Memory af Frances A. Yates (paradoxosalpha)
    paradoxosalpha: A lively history exposing the tradition of theory behind the magic of Ariel Hawksquill.
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    Among Others af Jo Walton (LamontCranston)
    LamontCranston: Similar style and approach to the world of faerie
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Viser 1-5 af 101 (næste | vis alle)
A massive, epic book that spans decades and generations of a family that lives next door to fairies and magic. Fascinating and sharply drawn, and yet obtuse enough that I am not quite sure what to glean from it. ( )
1 stem unsquare | Feb 16, 2021 |
This is one of those books that, when I finished it, I made a Noise. (This is something that happens from time to time when I read something that blows a few fuses in my brain.) The Secret History produced a loud, full-throated f-bomb, Idoru was this sort of contented sigh/hum...Little, Big was this weird sort of exhalation noise I make sometimes to simulate an explosion. (There is only one explosion in Little, Big and it is not at the end of the novel.)

John Crowley grabs onto the sort of idea that makes Neil Gaiman money - young love, magic, old-timey houses - and runs with it like you would not believe. This is the first time that I've ever read a novel that had me wanting to highlight passages for the beauty of the language (I have this thing about highlighting books).

Do the five stars above mean that this book is perfect? No (I think that there are some sections of this where Crowley's tendency to embroider and add detail screws with your enjoyment of the novel), but this is a book that really got a rise out of me, if you will, and I figure that that kind of thing should always get five stars.

(I think I mention myself a lot in this review which is kind of weird but in my defense I just finished reading the densest book I've read in a while.) ( )
  skolastic | Feb 2, 2021 |
This is not an easy book to read. It sneaks up on you. Image being in a
room and seeing something move out the corner of your eye. By the time you turn, it is too late. What ever you saw is gone. The events of the book are much like that. Things happen, words are said, and events too
queer and strange to be common place happen when you least expect it. Read this book on a hot summers day with a thunder storm coming and
be amazed at a world that may be not that far away. ( )
  Steve_Walker | Sep 13, 2020 |
Fantastic. I think I may need to read it again though. Which I don't see as a problem at all. ( )
  Cliff_F | Sep 11, 2020 |
This will be an easy review for a glorious book of Fae, story, and four generations of an interesting family.

To say it's lyrical misses the point of the theme, that the deeper you look, the bigger it gets. It's true for this novel as it is true for any one of us. A surface glance might get you caught in a fae's trap, such as a kingfisher for a gas station, but when you get caught in the web of love, children, changelings, careers, more love, story, story, and more story, whole vistas open up before us.

And then there are the doors to the fae. We may be kings of a kingdom on the tips of our fingers or be lost in our imaginations... larger than worlds and worlds, never to wake again. Or we can forever hunt for the door to that imagination made real or we could be lost in fever dreams and lose the very idea of love and family.

Either way, we are all megalomaniacs and the meekest of the meek. The magic is real and the most difficult doors can't be crossed and other doors are larger than whole forests and we'll never see them.

And then, of course, there's the fun plot surrounding a deck of special Tarot cards, sleeping emperors, the takeover of America, and talking animals. :)

Honestly, it's hard not to see the deliberate passing of this particular torch to some of my favorite authors. Susanna Clarke's Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell comes to mind. Both are extremely rich and deep and expertly crafted tales of the fae. And let's not forget Valente's Fairyland series which deliberately picks up the flavor and even some of the naming conventions and outright themes from this book!

None are lessened by this comparison. Indeed, they all compliment each other. I'm in love.

I admit to avoiding this book. It was on my radar for 30 years, and yet I just thought it wasn't for me.

How wrong I was! It was absolutely gorgeous! ( )
  bradleyhorner | Jun 1, 2020 |
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"Little, Big" tells the epic story of Smoky Barnable -- an anonymous young man who meets and falls in love with Daily Alice Drinkwater, and goes to live with her in Edgewood, a place not found on any map. In an impossible mansion full of her relatives, who all seem to have ties to another world not far away, Smoky fathers a family and tries to learn what tale he has found himself in -- and how it is to end.

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