Book Review: Among Others by Jo Walton

Among Others by Jo Walton
(Inter Library Loan from Public Library)

Among Others was recommended by a friend of a friend, and when I finally got round to reading it it turned out to be one of those books that I felt had been grown in a lab, just for me. ┬áIt’s a love letter to reading, set in rural England and Wales in the 1970’s, with just enough fantasy beneath the surface to intrigue me, without needing me to suspend disbelief.

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If you enjoy books about reading, rural settings and a hint of urban or contemporary fantasy, you might enjoy these other reads:

Tam Lin by Pamela Dean
Her Fearful Symmetry by Audrey Niffenegger
Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro
Ysabel by Guy Gavriel Kay
Trader by Charles De Lint
The Wood Wife by Terri Windling