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This review is from: The Solitudes (The Aegypt Cycle, Book 1) (Paperback)
It took me about four attempts to get into this beautiful book, but once I did I was hooked and was completely immersed in it right to the finish.
Crowley's prose is world-class. His particular strength, for me anyway, is his ability to make you feel like you're grasping little pieces of the ineffable.
The historical vignettes about Shakespeare and Dr Dee were particularly enthralling.
My one quibble is that the central character seems to be little bit of a cold fish, and a bit humourless. It makes me feel that there's a dimension absent from what otherwise is an incredibly rich and multi-faceted story.
But that's just a personal thing that may apply to no one else.