The Library at Mount Char by Scott Hawkins


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Carolyn has grown up with her eleven siblings in the Library. Each of them has to master a catalogue: a series of books about a specific theme that they have to master, and become God-like. Carolyn for example speaks all the languages of the past, present and future world.

Their Father is now vanished, maybe someone killed him, but even more serious is the fact that none of them is able to go back to the Library, due to a mysterious magic they are not able to destroy.

So, Carolyn and her brother and sisters have to live as common Americans, but it’s ages since they lived like that, before Father came and took them to the Library.

The Library at Mount Char is a book I find truly engaging: the story, at the beginning mostly incomprehensible, becomes clear with the advancement of the plot, thanks also to some feedbacks. We see some weird things, evil, crazy gods in tutu, people who came back from the death, killer dogs, lions and some lucky humans who appear to be immune to the whole folly.

The novel, that made me think about American Gods, is hard to review because it will be so easy to spoiler, but it is hugely entertaining.

* The Library at Mount Char by Scott Hawkins ★★★★★

*I read this book in english

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