7 months ago
Tuesday, August 18, 2009
The Recap on Deliverance's Physick Book
A. Physick = medicine, so physick book = recipes for making medicine. Which, by the way, in the 17th and 18th centuries involved herbs and the sick individual's "water" - gross.
B. This book was amazing! It's a mostly historical fiction (my favorite) with a little bit mystery (another fav) and a little bit love story (who doesn't love a good love story?).
Don't worry, the people on Amazon are wrong. They gave this book 3 1/2 stars when really it should be 4 3/4 (right under The Help (5 stars), because nothing can top The Help). You should all head to Barnes & Noble right now and buy this book...have I steered you wrong yet? So far everyone LOVES The Help, so clearly I'm a book reviewing genius.
Even USA Today thinks it's wonderful -
"The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane is a witch story that will leave you spellbound. . . . The author of the Harry Potter series may have written the world's best-selling series about wizardry, but Physick Book is a fresh and mesmerizing modern-day mystery of witches and witchcraft set in the real world — and that's what makes it so good. Once in a while, a new writer offers up a hypnotic tale of the supernatural that has the publishing world quivering with excitement. In 2005 it was Elizabeth Kostova's The Historian; in 2006 it was Diane Setterfield's The Thirteenth Tale. This summer, The Physick Book is magic."
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