Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell by Susanna Clarke

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I’ve watched the tv show here, along with reading the book and I wasn’t disappointed. I gave it 4/5 stars, both pro and con that it has an immerse feeling of Harry Potter to it. the tv shows music, the way they have tropes like bringing back the evil ruler of magic, a prophecy of killing the fairy king, even the settings were a lot like Harry Potters Diagon Alley. The way people fearing of magic getting into the wrong hands, and the way they reach for forbidden magic to make a deal with the fairy king to bring back a young wife to life.  there was the trope of the unresistable wife who catches the eye of the fairy king and Jonathan going insane after he discovers that the fairy king has stolen her. I loved the huge library of Mr. Norrell and his passion towards his own books. there was the trope-y hobo man who is full of magic. the guy who tries to earn money on the magicians reputation and tries to suck up to them is very similar to Harry Potter’s Peter Pettigrew.  It was a bit of a rip-off, but a good rip-off.

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