Mostly Magical, But It Fizzles Too – A Review of Libriomancer by Jim C. Hines

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The saying “books are magical” might be viewed by many as a tired old phrase, a truism that’s worn itself out from constant use. Many, many people know this to be true, so why repeat it? The fact remains, though, that for readers, this worn-out cliche rings very true indeed, which is why it has never really fallen out of favor, and why it’s a sentiment that gets brought up and time and time again whenever people talk about books and the reading habit. And for readers, a book is literally magic: a portal capable of taking them away from wherever they are at the current moment; a doorway to new knowledge; a way to live lives other than one’s own. If that isn’t magic, then I don’t know what is.

The ancients thought of books – and the act of creating them – as a magical, almost divine, process…

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