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Little, Big Paperback – October 17, 2006
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John Crowley's masterful Little, Big is the epic story of Smoky Barnable, an anonymous young man who travels by foot from the City to a place called Edgewoodnot found on any mapto marry Daily Alice Drinkawater, as was prophesied. It is the story of four generations of a singular family, living in a house that is many houses on the magical border of an otherworld. It is a story of fantastic love and heartrending loss; of impossible things and unshakable destinies; and of the great Tale that envelops us all. It is a wonder.
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Following no chronological order in particular it is a journey into the lives of a most remarkable and some would say strange family. It is fantastical and far ranging in scope, including generations of lives that are influenced directly or indirectly by a deck of ancient cards ... cards that are other worldly and quite beyond an ordinary deck of tarot cards. But it is so much more ... it contains worlds within worlds.
joining this tale for awhile. Sometime I read the entire story but usually I just pick a spot and i'm back into what by now is a familiar story. There is no other book that I treat this way, and very few books that have given me as much joy as this one.
In addition to the obvious fantasy elements, this is also a family story-- told largely through the eyes of the perpetual outsider. Smoky is a tragic man, the necessary Other who makes the Drinkwaters tick. It is a sad story in many ways, actually-- lost children, sacrifice, estrangement and strangeness. Hidden elements and hidden dreams. It is really very lovely to see how all these intricate pieces fit together. Reading the book left me thoughtful, absorbed, and sad.
There. I'm going to stop now with this review. The book is a bad influence as it makes me want to take a turn with more poetic prose and I haven't got the skills or vocabulary to do so. I'll simply recommend it. It really is as good as it's meant to be.