Tuesday, January 5, 2021


Labyrinth. For an imaginative escape from your own reality, consider reading Susanna Clarke’s novel titled, Piranesi. Most of the novel is set in an alternative world, a labyrinth with what seems like unending rooms full of beauty where tidewater ebbs and flows. Protagonist Piranesi explores this world and learns the rhythms of life. For a while Piranesi seems to be alone, but after the “Other” appears, things get even more interesting. It will take a while for many readers to become acclimated to Clarke’s prose, but patience pays off for those who enjoy a complicated structure and lots of levels of meaning. There’s no time like the present for exploring a new world. Rating: Four-star (I like it) Click here to purchase Piranesi from amazon.com.

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