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Book Title: Something Rich and Strange|
The author of the book: Patricia A. McKillip
Edition: Spectra Books
The size of the: 782 KB
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Date of issue: October 1st 1994
ISBN 13: 9780553096743
Format files: PDF
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When I first read this book, it was a Saturday afternoon, drizzly and cool, and I was sitting in my favorite chair reading. After I was done, I had such an overwhelming urge to drive to the beach. So I did. It was pouring, and the beach was soggy and desolate. I loved the smell of the turbulent ocean and wanted to reach the "bottom of the stairway into the sea" and discover all its mysteries. So rarely does a book have this kind of power over me. It was beautiful, magical, and I couldn’t stop thinking about it for days.
I decided to revisit this story. This time, I did most of my reading while riding the bus or during the long commute to work. There was no way I could just get out and drive to the beach. While the imagery still enchanted me the second time around, I was more focused on the relationship between Megan and Jonah, their problems, the strong environmental message, and how the sea and its mysteries are slowly drawing them apart.
McKillip's magical prose and gorgeous style does not fail to enchant. This is a short story with gorgeous illustrations that can easily be read in one or two sittings.
If you love beaches, love the sea, and love dreamlike, magical stories, then I would highly recommend this. The beach will never look the same again.
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Read information about the authorPatricia Anne McKillip is an American author of fantasy and science fiction novels, distinguished by lyrical, delicate prose and careful attention to detail and characterization. She is a past winner of the World Fantasy Award and Locus Award, and she lives in Oregon. Most of her recent novels have cover paintings by Kinuko Y. Craft. She is married to David Lunde, a poet.
According to Fantasy Book Review, Patricia McKillip grew up in Oregon, England, and Germany, and received a Bachelor of Arts (English) in 1971 and a Master of Arts in 1973 from San Jose State University.
McKillip's stories usually take place in a setting similar to the Middle Ages. There are forests, castles, and lords or kings, minstrels, tinkers and wizards. Her writing usually puts her characters in situations involving mysterious powers that they don't understand. Many of her characters aren't even sure of their own ancestry. Music often plays an important role. Love between family members is also important in McKillip's writing, although members of her families often disagree.
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