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[Mar. 20th, 2004|01:39 am]


Title: Observatory Mansions
Author: Edward Carey
Genre: Fiction
Rating: 11/10
Of the: British nature

Synopsis: Francis Orme has lived in Observatory Mansions all his life. 7 other people (Francis Orme included) live in Observatory Mansions. Flat 18 is left empty until one day a note is found: Flat 18 To be Occupied One week
That is when the 7 people of Observatory Mansions find that their lives are about to be changed forever.

Comments: This book is so magical, so whimsy, so full of love, you'll want to read it in one sitting. All the characters are just slightly off, and the story itself is told from Francis' perspective. I recommend this book to everyone. It's fresh, witty and should be a classic. It's like a children's story for adults.

[User Picture]From: morganofthefay
2004-03-20 07:24 am (UTC)
would you recommend any of his other stuff as well? this sounds like a cool book, so i've got it on my to look for list - but also wondering if his stuff in general is great :)
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[User Picture]From: khlara
2004-03-20 11:58 am (UTC)
This is the only book of his I've read, and according to the back flap on the book I had, this was his first book. He's written 2 plays and adapted 2 for the stage. I'll look to see if he has any other books. I'm sure if one book is good he has others that are just as equally as enchanting.
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