This book was incredible.
Before we get to why it was so incredible, I will say that it had one flaw. A lack of character development. There were so many wonderful characters introduced such was Tom, Poor George, and Caroline, that I just wanted to know more about but never got that opportunity. Now granted, if the author would have added all of these backstories, the book more than likely would have jumped drastically in volume.
The author of this novel is Katarina Bivald, who was able to paint a beautiful picture with each word that she wrote.
This book is a superb read for all of my book lovers out there. It contains tens of hundreds of other books between the pages, and the dreamiest bookshop designed by Broken Wheels sole Swedish citizen.
The honest reason that I loved this book so much is how Katarina described reading in it.
Exhibit A: “Can you smell it? The scent of new books. Unread adventures. Friends you haven't met yet, hours of magical escapism awaiting you.”
Exhibit B: “There's always a person for every book. And a book for every person.”
Exhibit C: “I've always thought that books have some kind of healing power and that they can, if nothing else, provide a distraction.”
These are all quotes directly from between the covers of this book, and you can't tell me that these are not the truest. It describes how all book lovers feel about books, and how reading truly takes you somewhere else.
What is a good book you've read recently and why?
Be back with another review soon!