Thursday, January 26, 2006

The Bartimaeus Trilogy: The Amulet of Samarkand

Okay, okay, so I'm several years behind in appreciating The Bartimaeus Trilogy. But I've just finished reading or, rather, listening to (thank you,!) The Amulet of Samarkand, and I'm Jonathan Stroud's newest fan.

I'm not going to review The Amulet of Samarkand because there are rave reviews available everywhere online, but I just wanted to say that Bartimaeus is quite possibly the best character in children's books today. Funny, ironic, urbane...he's kept me in stitches this past week. I'm going to have to read the next volume so I can write down my favorite sentences.

Reading Gustaf Meyring's Golem in preparation for The Golem's Eye.