Katie (pennylane653) wrote in asbyatt,

Djinn in the Nightingale's Eye

Hello, I'm new =) I'm a high school student from California, and I discovered A.S. Byatt two years ago when I read Possession.

Since then I've tried to read everything I could find of hers at the library, and I just finished Djinn in the Nightingale's Eye and absolutely loved it. I think it's now my third favorite of her books, following Bable Tower and Possession.

I was so happy to discover a community like this, I'm really looking forward to insight or input people have about her novels. One of the things I love about her is the amazing amount of references and obscure facts she includes, it makes me even more motivated to be well-read. I really realized how many little things I don't know about in her novels today when on Jeopardy they had a section where they gave the names of two volcanos and the person had to name the country or something like that, and one of the volcanoes that they named, Popocatapetl, was in a poem in Djinn in the Nightingale's Eye that I had just read half an hour before (and of course had absolutely no idea what it was then). Anyway, just thought I'd say hi and see what other people thought about the book.
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