The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making - Book Discus

The title is so long that I ran out of space!


Amazon Best Books of the Month, May 2011: Bibliophilic wyverns, enchanted woods, an evil Marquess, a magical talisman, dwarven customs agents, djinns, velocipedes--and that doesn't even take into account what's in the title of The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making. A fantastical tale that's somewhere between Lewis Carroll and Terry Pratchett, Cathrynne Valente's book follows twelve-year-old September, a girl from Omaha, Nebraska, who finds herself whisked away by a fast-talking gentleman called the Green Wind to the world of Fairyland where she has to retrieve a witch's spoon from the fickle Marquess. Still, Cathrynne Valente's imaginative cast of characters and spirited prose turn what could be a standard heroine-on-a-quest story into something on par with the best (and weirdest) classics. --Darryl Campbell

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  • Colleen

    I'm going to be stuck at work late and won't make it tonight. :( I do want to stop by the store soon and pick up the next book. Have fun and hopefully I'll see you all next month.

    1 · February 21, 2013

    • Brian D.

      You missed a hella-good time!

      February 23, 2013

  • Layne

    Great group, looking forward to our next meeting! :)

    3 · February 22, 2013

    • Brian D.

      Thanks for joining us Layne.

      1 · February 23, 2013

  • Ben

    My first meeting with a relatively larger group. I enjoyed the diversity of opinions! Though I think I learned a bit more than I ever wanted to know about white chocolate. It's never going to taste the same now.

    2 · February 22, 2013

    • Nate

      RAS & RAS!!!

      February 22, 2013

    • Brian D.

      To your first comment I say Huzzah! To the second...I plead the 5th

      February 23, 2013

  • Nate

    I've abstained from voting on the book due to Schrodinger’s cat .

    February 22, 2013

  • Brian D.

    The cake is ordered and Nate and I will be bringing Pizza! Cheese and a pepperoni of with everyone? Lisa has offered to bring beverages!

    February 19, 2013

  • Lisa K.

    This book is deceptively complex. Seems simple but is not. It's one of those books that you have to read more than once to catch every thing.

    2 · February 19, 2013

  • Ben

    Been a while, but I think I can probably make it! Yay!

    2 · February 16, 2013

  • Layne

    I have to be at a school-related event at 8pm on this night, but I will be dropping by to say hello and pick up a copy of Roadside Picnic. Looking forward to it :)

    2 · January 31, 2013

    • Brian D.

      Awesome! Please do!

      January 31, 2013

  • Layne

    Honestly, I am not enjoying this book, so much so that I don't want to bother finishing it. I'll probably still drop by though, and I do want to join for other scifi book discussions :)

    January 4, 2013

    • Brian D.

      Please combine for any future discussion. You can even come if you don't finish it and just if you want to tells us how much you hated a book! We've all done that before, that actually makes for a good discussion. If we all agreed on every book we could do a discussion in 15 mins~

      1 · January 16, 2013

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