A Thousand Flappers and Hobbledehoys

My name is Doug Wykstra, and this is some of the stuff I've read and watched.

The Library at Mount Char: Review

The following post was taken from my Goodreads review:

Okay, I don’t want to hype this up, and especially don’t want to give anyone much of an idea of what to expect when they open the book and begin reading. So I’ll just say that if you want to read some entertainment that grabs your attention, creates a specific world and roughly-drawn-but-compelling characters, and then creates a brilliant puzzle-box structure through which you see the story take shape, and you’ve already seen Dunkirk in theaters, you should pick this book up immediately. In fact, pick it up even if you haven’t seen Dunkirk. You can enjoy two fun, cerebral things.

I may simply still be reeling from the last 100 pages of this, I may be overrating it a bit, but when a book is able to play with my emotions and reactions as confidently as this one does, I’m okay with giving it the benefit of the doubt. For a fair amount of the book’s time, I wasn’t sure I was going to like it that much–I generally don’t like book plots that are “watch this character’s brilliant plan unfold.” Suffice it to say that this one won me over.

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This entry was posted on 11 September 2019 by in Elegant Extracts and tagged , , .
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