Author: Garth Nix

Sabriel by Garth Nix

Sabriel by Garth Nix

Hmm.  So, I read Sabriel for the first time early in high school.  I liked it.  I remember liking it and liking the world it was in.  I loved Clariel when I read it last year, so I already know I like this world with its monsters and charter magic. And yet, I feel like listening to Sabriel glazed across the surface for me.  I only absorbed once word in every ten, and many of those seemed to be Mogget’s.  I think it’s because of the narrator. Don’t get me wrong.  I like Tim Curry.  I like his reading of A Christmas Carol.  But […]

Posted February 28, 2019 in Reviews // 0 Comments //
Clariel by Garth Nix

Clariel by Garth Nix

Let this be a lesson to anyone who thinks it’s best to keep a young lady “safe”, even if it means keeping her away from her hopes and dreams. I read Sabriel and the rest of the Old Kingdom stories when I was a wee youngling in high school, but I’ve been wanting to revisit this world for several years.  I even got my husband to read it, and I hadn’t managed to reread them yet.  I still haven’t.  But listening to Clariel brough everything right back.  And that’s how a good book does it.  Strong world building that sticks with you 13 years […]

Posted May 23, 2018 in Reviews // 3 Comments //
Mister Monday by Garth Nix

Mister Monday by Garth Nix

Arthur just wants to breathe. After a nasty flu epidemic when he was a baby, Arthur Penhaligon has severe asthma and no parents.  Well, no, he has no birth parents, but he does have adopted parents in the way of a famous scientist/doctor and a retired musician known in his heyday as “Plague Rat”.  While dying, he finds himself entrusted with a key by two strange figures.  As far as he can tell, this key does two things:  it helps him breathe, and it makes men with bulldog faces chase him.  Oh boy. When a nasty epidemic sweeps his town, Arthur […]

Posted December 28, 2017 in Reviews // 0 Comments //