I've read many books in my life. Some were award-winning and some were one hit wonders. Many are still on shelves while others have faded from print. I've always found some sort of appreciation in a book- even if the story was dull, bland or just silly. The reason I warped the cover of this book's review is because this book, The Library at Mount Char is warped.
Scott Hawkins, the author of books like Apache and Linus, is known for book of instruction; they feed your mind on How-To's. In my opinion, I think Mr. Hawkins should stick to the informational department. His dive into fiction was well written and heavily thought out, but some of the weirdest stuff I've EVER had the pleasure of reading! I was lost from the very first chapter!
A missing God.
A library with the secrets to the universe.
A woman too busy to notice her heart slipping away.
Carolyn's not so different from the other people around her. She likes guacamole and cigarettes and steak. She knows how to use a phone. Clothes are a bit tricky, but everyone says nice things about her outfit with the Christmas sweater over the gold bicycle shorts.
After all, she was a normal American herself once.
That was a long time ago, of course. Before her parents died. Before she and the others were taken in by the man they called Father.
From the very first page, you find yourself in a state of confusion. There's no set up to the story, you're just tossed into tumultuous waters, like a father cruelly teaching his child to swim. The story literally left you in a state of wonder till the end. Don't get me wrong, the story does explain some things, but not enough for me to ever say, "Oh wow, yeah... okay!" Nah, I never felt that way. I literally walked away from this book looking like Captain Picard.
I don't usually say this, but I didn't care for this one. No offense to the author, he's a great writer, it's just what he wrote didn't suit me. On to the next read!📚
Rating: 👓👓 out of 5 specs
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**Book is from Blogging for Books, for an honest review.
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