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Lud-In-The-Mist

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The town of Lud is a prosperous, bustling little country port, situated at the confluence of two rivers: the Dawl and the Dapple. The latter, which ... Show synopsis

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Overall customer rating: 4.500
DrPretentious

If You Like Susanna Clarke and Neil Gaiman

by DrPretentious on Apr 3, 2007

I love Mirrlees's radiant, shameless prose style. She's never afraid of too much lushness, too much anything--she just tells this story as it needs to be told. I tracked this book down after I heard Jo Walton (whose books are also glorious) describe Susanna Clarke's _Jonathan_Strange_and_Mr._Norrell_ as the fantasy genre as it might have been had it descended mainly from Mervyn Peake's Gormenghast novels and Hope Mirrlees's _Lud-in-the-Mist_. I loved Clarke's book, and so rushed out to get Mirrlees. The edition I found has a foreword by Neil Gaiman, in which he says (quite rightly) that _Lud_ is a classic. I was so delighted with this book that I assigned it to my students at the earliest opportunity. It's a real vocabulary workout for American junior high students, and it's a challenging enough book to elicit good, thoughtful student papers, while being so inviting in tone and intriguing in its imagery as to keep kids hooked.

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