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Books Described Badly: Fantasy Uplifted

The Watchmaker of Filigree Street: A Novel by Natasha Pulley Shows the Best Potential of Fantasy

fantasy novel The Watchmaker of Filigree Street
Such a pretty book.

Fantasy is Often Good--but it isn't always this good

Judging a book by the cover. We all do it more often than we want to admit.

Depends on the cover, doesn't it?

The thought persists. “There’s no way that's actually a good book. You can't judge a book by its cover. Never going to read that one.”

Maybe we leave the book at the store, come back to look at it again three days later, then buy it with just as much cynicism (you can't judge a book by the cover), then take it home to discover it turned out to be among the best books you ever read.

Thinking about it. For no particular reason.

This book is the fantasy equivalent of steampunk.

Sort of.

It’s also magical realism but historical fiction.

Sort of.

It’s a beautifully written, magical story that takes place in England’s Victorian era. It takes on how time and perception interact, and ways that Western and Eastern attitudes clash.

If that sounds fun, read it.

This book described badly: Thaniel, a telegraph operator, gets a government job, then finds his new boyfriend through work.

I love this book. It's amazing in every way.

I give it a • - - - - - - - - - out of • - - - - - - - - -

Read it.

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