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The Golem's Eye (The Bartimaeus Sequence) (original 2004; edition 2010)

by Jonathan Stroud

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Title:The Golem's Eye (The Bartimaeus Sequence)
Authors:Jonathan Stroud
Info:Corgi Childrens (2010), Paperback, 592 pages
Collections:Your library, Read but unowned
Rating:***1/2
Tags:fantasy fiction, kids, young adult, magic, magicians, demons

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De retour en france reprise de la lecture;;; ( )
  Gerardlionel | Apr 2, 2016 |
Rife with snark and highly entertaining. Though I kept hoping Nathaniel (the sorcerer from the last book) would redeem himself, but he just keeps sinking further into an amoral muck.
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  wealhtheowwylfing | Feb 29, 2016 |
Not as good as the first book in the series, but a decent follow up. It displays the adolescent arrogance of Nethaniel, and then his reluctant dependence on Bartimaeus. ( )
  biggs1399 | Jan 19, 2016 |
I'd say I enjoyed about 75% of this story, but the rest I just couldn't pay attention to, for no clear reason. I loved Kitty's storyline, but some of the complex machinations of magician politics were lost on me, as I simply tuned out of the narration. ( )
  PerpetualRevision | Oct 25, 2015 |
Another installment of the Bart. trilogy. The alternation between third person omniscient to djinni perspective keeps either voice from getting stale. The slave vs free issue comes up often as well as moral dimensions which is interesting from the djinni's perspective. Kitty Jones is a strong female character in contrast to our weak Jonathan magician. The social criticism is good where the magicians are socially decadent. Just a bit slow in parts. ( )
  joeydag | Jul 23, 2015 |
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A golem is loose
in London, and Nathaniel
fights to save his skin.
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Amazon.com Amazon.com Review (ISBN 0786836547, Paperback)

Due to the success of his first campaign involving the Amulet of Samarkand, Nathaniel, now fourteen, has been appointed the youngest representative ever to the Office of Internal Affairs, and has been devising traps to capture members of the Resistance--a secretive group of commoners who are determined to undermine the ruling class of magicians. When a magic-sapping Golem’s surprise first attack is labeled an act of Resistance terrorism, Nathaniel reluctantly summons Bartimaeus for help. Meanwhile, a zealous young member of the Resistance, Kitty Jones, is planning to rob the sacred tomb of the great magician Gladstone, and turn the power of his buried magical instruments against the spell makers. The towering clay Golem and its shadowy master unites the destinies of Nathaniel, Bartimaeus, and Kitty together in one fateful night--unfortunately, that night is much too slow in coming. Stroud’s second book is far too long and gloomy, focusing more on the priggish Nathaniel and wronged Kitty than the dijinni readers have come to adore. Fans of Jonathan Stroud’s breakout hit, The Amulet of Samarkand, may be a little disappointed to discover that Bartimaeus features so little his second book. While Stroud cleverly uses the class war between the ruling magicians and the disgruntled commoners as a metaphor for current political and social clashes, the text suffers overall from a lack of the dijinni’s famous facetious footnotes. Avid fans are left skimming the slow parts and hoping that when Bartimaeus escapes his servile bonds he will be given more space to make them laugh. --Jennifer Hubert

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In their continuing adventures, magician's apprentice Nathaniel, now fourteen years old, and the djinni Bartimaeus travel to Prague to locate the source of a golem's power before it destroys London.

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