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My brain instantly recorded the reference to the books as "when I encounter so many books chained together" ... after your description of the plot had made me wonder whether the author is channeling Ann Radcliffe. (I also can't help picturing the library as a long vault hewn into the naked rocks below the castle.)
BrokenTune 11 months ago
The author is channeling a veritable hodge-podge of literary references. It's also interesting coming to this after the Nietzsche bio, because I'm sure there is some of that in here, too.

Also, we'll need to add to Indiana Jones and The Last Crusade to Scooby Doo and the Da Vinci Code....

I have no idea what I am reading, but it is a lot of fun.