If anyone has read this book or worships it as much as I do
An actor I don't know, Bertie Carvel, as Strange, who from his pictures I can see working. And Eddie Marsan as Norrell, which I'm less sure of - I love Eddie Marsan, he's an amazing actor, but I always pictured Norrell as looking Ian Holm....
It is very well written and manages to suck the reader into this strange world to the extent that it all feels completely normal and plausible. Cliché as it may be to say it, I really didn't want it to end.
I hope she writes another book about these characters/this world, preferably about the Raven King.
I agree, cote - I can understand why some people complain that nothing much happens or it takes a long time to get going, but to me that's the joy of the book - I didn't want it to end and was so entranced by the world she'd created.
Have just started reading it again, my commute has suddenly become too short!
On the 'which fictional character would you do?' lists, JS always comes top 3 for me
Just seen this thread - excited, but also bit worried - about an adaptation - I LOVED this book. I read it about 7 years ago and reading this thread I realise I have forgotten huge chunks of it.
I remember the magical prose, and I remember feeling absolute dread about finishing the book - you know how some books you look at how thick the wodge of pages is left and want to just be through it, and others you see it diminishing and it makes you want to slow down and savour every page. Well, that.
I think the time is ripe for a re-read.
I gave it to various people as a Christmas pressie and not one person came back to tell me how fabulous it was . My mum said she gave up 2/3 of the way through!!! went down in my estimation
The casting is great - I get why they've made a lot of characters younger, that's just what they tend to do. But it's quite a well-known cast. I've seen Marc Warren do some pretty odd-ball and random things before and I think he could be fantastic as the Gentleman. Paul Kaye as Vinculus could make it quite funny. He's been really good in GoT.
I was really worried as well, but the casting is so good I think they might actually be throwing some real money at it. No idea when it is on but I'm going to guess this time next year, I think it will be there pre-Xmas 2014 big drama.