Starbook: A Magical Tale of Love and Regeneration

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Rider, 2008 - Fantasy fiction - 422 pages
19 Reviews
New in paperback, the first novel from Booker Prize winning author Ben Okri in 5 years. 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  - Julia Lynch - Goodreads

I read this book a few years ago and I am due to read it again. It was my introduction to Ben Okri and his writing simply took my breath away. I read a chapter every night before I went to bed and I ... Read full review

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User Review  - Poppy - Goodreads

I have a love/hate relationship with this book. On the one hand, I am in love with Okri's lyrical style of writing. It's enchanting. I found myself transported soul and body into this mystical world ... 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 20 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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