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Destroyed by Bartimaeus; I can't get over it - book suggestions please
Topic Started: Sep 4 2016, 12:56 AM (3,119 Views)
You know when you finish a book or tv series and it ends and you just start wondering if you will ever find anything as good ever again? That's what it has been like for 9 years for me.

Since I was 14 I have re read the Bartimaeus Trilogy four times. I always leave a few years in between and decided at 23 that it was time to read them all over again. I've just finished Ptolemy's gate and almost wish I hadn't because now I'm older every theme stuck with me a lot more and I really felt all of the emotions of the characters.

I have never been able to find a book that I love as much as these, but PLEASE give me your suggestions on books you think I will enjoy knowing I loved the Bartimaeus trilogy. Any suggestions will do, I will consider them all and am grateful for your time! (Yes I have read all the Lockwood and Co series and love them). I really hope this is the right place to post this! I hope I get to make connections with like minded people who live this series as much as me :)

From a girl who still feels like a kid at heart and needs a book to mend the hole that Bartimaeus left in mine.
Edited by Geegee539, Sep 4 2016, 01:01 AM.
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Hmm, have you tried Terry Prattchet?
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I really enjoyed the Legend of Eli Monpress by Rachel Aaron.
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I'd highly recommend The Lies of Locke Lamora by Scott Lynch. It's not first-person and there are, alas, no hilarious footnotes, but it captures the essence of Bartimaeus with all his snark. It's also a brilliant heist story, and the first of a series soon to include four books.

If you like the Magicians (and really, who doesn't), with all their aristocratic stuffiness, I'd check out Johnathan Strange and Mr. Norell by Susanna Clarke. Set in the Napoleonic Wars, it practically reads as the origin story of modern magic in Britain.
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