Starbook: A Magical Tale of Love and Regeneration

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Rider, 2008 - Fantasy fiction - 422 pages
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Starbook tells the tale of a prince and a maiden in a mythical land where a golden age is ending. Their fragile story considers the important questions we all face, exploring creativity, wisdom, suffering and transcendence in a time when imagination still ruled the world. A magnificent achievement and a modern-day parable, Starbook offers a vision of life far greater than ourselves.

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User Review  - fieldnotes - LibraryThing

At a few points, for maybe thirty or forty pages at a time, Okri's narrative gathers speed and escapes his overdone myth-making and oracular wisdom in favor of genuine story-telling. These reprieves ... Read full review

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User Review  - Medellia - LibraryThing

This is magical realism minus the realism--which gets cloying pretty quickly. I think that on the macrolevel, it's way too long for Okri to be able to carry out his stylistic experiment. Which is not ... Read full review

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About the author (2008)

Ben Okri has published 8 novels, including The Famished Road, as well as collections of poetry, short stories and essays. His work has been translated into more than twenty languages. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and has been awarded the OBE as well as numerous international prizes, including the Commonwealth Writers Prize for Africa, the Aga Khan Prize for Fiction and the Chianti Rufino-Antico Fattore. He is a Vice-President of the English Centre of International PEN and was presented with a Crystal Award by the World Economic Forum. He was born in Nigeria and lives in London.

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