Archive for March 17th, 2011

March 17, 2011

Bookbyte: Practical Magic

Alice Hoffman’s Practical Magic was published sixteen years ago. Hoffman herself turned 59 yesterday.

Hoffman has a way of telling the story that feels like, well, like she’s telling story. Some voices make you think you’re there, experiencing the action. But Hoffman’s story is a little detached from that, yet manages to feel more intimate. You’re in the room with her while she spins her mystical tale. There’s little dialog in this book; instead, images are conjured right out of thin air!

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