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Subject: Little, Big by John Crowley
Date Posted: 12/11/2010 5:13 PM ET
Member Since: 5/24/2009
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This is an amazing book, I am LOVING it, but anyone know if there is a reader's guide to go with it?  I am not finding either a Cliff's Notes or a Spark Notes, are there others?  Just curious!

Thanks!

Robin

Date Posted: 12/17/2010 3:18 PM ET
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I'd never heard of it until I hear a "Writer's Almanac" about it.  I haven't read it yet, but I'm glad you are enjoying it. 

Subject: same "Little, Big" boat
Date Posted: 1/3/2011 12:25 PM ET
Member Since: 10/4/2010
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I just started it & have the constant feeling that I'm "missing stuff." A quick web search turned up the sites below, but wikipedia looks to be the most useful (& free). Let me know if you find anything else.

author's website (which didn't appear to have much useful)

http://www.littlebig25.com/

Here are some sites w/ notes; unfortunately, neither is free.

http://www.enotes.com/little-big-crowley-qn

http://www.bookrags.com/shortguide-little-big/

Barnes & Noble has a reading group guide. Maybe that'll be helpful...

http://search.barnesandnoble.com/Little-Big/John-Crowley/e/9780061120053#RGG

 

Date Posted: 1/11/2011 1:45 AM ET
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 We read this over at the Fantasy Forum last year. . . (we being I think three people?) so there's a thread you can peruse to see if we said anything interesting/useful. . . I make no promises about that though! ;)

Date Posted: 1/11/2011 8:08 PM ET
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Thanks! I've read a little more now & am "enchanted" (just as Harold Bloom promises). Amazing writing! Almost feeling like rereading 100 Years of Solitude since there are allusions to it.