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Dear Authors: The reviews in this blog are only personal opinions. I have absolutely no background in literature, writing or reviewing. I am a Librarian (actually a Library Technician for those who care OR know the difference) with a love for a good story. The opinions in the reviews are ONLY my OPINIONS. I am not commenting on the writers ability since well -- I am not a writer and never will be. If you are the author of any of the books reviewed here, my opinion is just that and not a judgment against you!

Sunday, April 10, 2016

Rapid Fire Review: The Library at Mount Char by Scott Hawkins

The Library at Mount CharThe Library at Mount Char by Scott  Hawkins
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

One of the most delightfully odd books I have ever read. It was hard to get into at first, but I persevered and so glad that I did. Truly unique and will totally appeal to fans of Neil Gaiman especially. Filled with unusual characters, some utterly unlikable, but you are still fascinated by them. There is no way I can ever describe this to anyone to get them to read it, but you must crack it open, you will not be disappointed. This one is not for the faint of heart, there are some extremely disturbing and grotesque imagery, but it works for the story. Also have a feeling that those that are religious may not enjoy, just a heads up. Some of the dialogue will have you laughing out loud, yet in the next scene your heart will break. This is impossible to review as it is just one of the most memorable and unique books I have ever read. Trust me just pick the damn thing up. And if you can figure out how I can sell this to people without confusing or freaking them out - give me a shout. By the way I am a Librarian, but I do not have a catalogue : (

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  2. This weird, utterly original masterpiece reminds me a bit of the free-wheeling works of Neil Gaiman –the crumbling of our assumptions about how things work in the ordinary world, the feeling that utterly creepy people may still make sense somehow, a peek into a universe tangential to our own and utterly its own self’s, and not ours. This is a very good book, not just as a debut novel, but as a novel, period.

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