The Age of Magic by Ben Okri

The Age of Magic

Ben Okri

This is the tale of a journey, of the search for something beyond knowing until you have found it. It is a story of lives intertwining because they have been brought together by a project. It tells of how people, locations, scenery impact on each other in ways that could not be predicted. Its whole is the mystery that is life. Set aside some serious reading time and then some thinking time for this momentous read.

Extract

When Sam told Jim about having hired the girl, he kept quiet about her strangeness. She would be his secret weapon, his mascot during the vicissitudes of the filming. She turned out to be more than a mascot. She was a hard-working, efficient machine of an assistant, a faithful hound with a mercurial quality who contrived often to be unseen.

Parallels
  • The Buried Giant by Kazuo Ishiguro
  • The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
  • Harvest by Jim Crace

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