Books like "The Name of the Rose" and "Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell"?
December 19, 2007 2:57 PM Subscribe
Could you recommend books similar to The Name of the Rose
and Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell
? There's something about the tone, the mashing of genres together, and the over-immersion in details that is unbelievably appealing to me. (But don't recommend Tolkien!)
posted by flibbertigibbet to Media & Arts (49 answers total) 79 users marked this as a favorite
I do know about book recommendation sites, but as always, I trust you fellas more.
There's something fresh about Clarke's and Eco's works that I don't find in, say, Tolkien. Can anyone help me out?