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by Scott Hawkins
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YouKneeK
YouKneeK rated it 2 months ago
I liked some aspects of this book, and the story held my interest, but for some reason I didn’t completely connect with it. This is a fantasy story set in the “real world”, in the present day. The basic premise, at least so far as we understand it at the beginning of the book, is that several orph...
Folding Paper & Spilling Ink
Folding Paper & Spilling Ink rated it 1 year ago
This is one of those rare books that is nearly impossible to categorize, and refuses to fit into any particular genre. There are strong elements of fantasy and horror throughout, but it never quite lands in any one place long enough to be easily defined. It contains plenty of dark humor and absurdit...
Reading For The Heck Of It
Reading For The Heck Of It rated it 1 year ago
Have you ever read a book and felt like you came in at the middle? Or maybe that there was a prequel that you somehow didn't know about? If you answered yes to either one of these questions then you know how I felt while reading The Library at Mount Char by Scott Hawkins. I felt thrust into a set of...
Shiftyj1
Shiftyj1 rated it 2 years ago
This was an incredibly strange and wonderful trip. I was down with this one from the beginning, but it did lose me for a minute and a few times I thought it was going to go all completely “fantasy” and lose me totally, but then buckets of blood and guts rained down on the pages, which of course, mad...
Jessica's Book Thoughts
Jessica's Book Thoughts rated it 2 years ago
Description: 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 ...
Hooked on Books
Hooked on Books rated it 2 years ago
Yep I DNF'd it! I just couldn't get into it. I felt like there wasn't enough background information starting out with about the library stacks and how each stack related to the different characters so the whole time I was trying to figure out what the hell was going on. Then the story went from weir...
Books Read, Not Necessarily Well
Books Read, Not Necessarily Well rated it 2 years ago
This book was creepy, mysterious, hilarious and horrifying. The book begins with Carolyn walking back to her home covered in blood and thinking about Father and her brothers and sisters. She remembers how she was once American.The Library at Mount Char invokes a whole other world within (beside? aro...
Burgoo
Burgoo rated it 2 years ago
Difficult at times, but I loved it
Momster Bookworm
Momster Bookworm rated it 2 years ago
This telling is a little reminiscent of the 'Percy Jackson' series, in that the characters have "special abilities," but this is darker (in a Neil Gaiman-ish sort of way). It's not scary, but some parts might be a little revolting to some readers. I enjoyed it for its fantasy equivalent of whodunit....
Lornographic Material
Lornographic Material rated it 2 years ago
The Library at Mount Char is one of the more original books I've read. It's been compared to the works of Joe Hill and Neil Gaiman. Content wise, I would agree. With that being said, it's nowhere near as well written as Hill's books, and vastly better written than Gaiman. Love Gaiman, don't get me w...
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