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By Susanna Clarke
New York Times Bestseller!
From the New York Times bestselling author of Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell, an intoxicating, hypnotic new novel set in a dreamlike alternative reality.
Piranesi’s house is no ordinary building: its rooms are infinite, its corridors endless, its walls are lined with thousands upon thousands of statues, each one different from all the others. Within the labyrinth of halls an ocean is imprisoned; waves thunder up staircases, rooms are flooded in an instant. But Piranesi is not afraid; he understands the tides as he understands the pattern of the labyrinth itself. He lives to explore the house.
There is one other person in the house-a man called The Other, who visits Piranesi twice a week and asks for help with research into A Great and Secret Knowledge. But as Piranesi explores, evidence emerges of another person, and a terrible truth begins to unravel, revealing a world beyond the one Piranesi has always known.
For readers of Neil Gaiman’s The Ocean at the End of the Lane and fans of Madeline Miller’s Circe, Piranesiintroduces an astonishing new world, an infinite labyrinth, full of startling images and surreal beauty, haunted by the tides and the clouds.
Sixteen years ago, Susanna Clarke’s debut novel became a publishing phenomenon. Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell
The novel, set in an alternative version of England during the Regency period, describes the partnership between two magicians and how it degenerates into rivalry. Executed in an exquisite pastiche of the precise, ironical prose of Jane Austen, it reads less like a novel than like a slice of an ongoing history; although the book is more than eight hundred pages long, it feels as if it were a mere fragment of a fully imagined reality.
The couple’s friend the novelist Neil Gaiman—who calls Clarke his favorite living fantasy writer and gave “Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell” a prepublication blurb declaring it “unquestionably the finest English novel of the fantastic written in the last seventy years”—
This book was received from the Author, and Publisher, in exchange for an honest review. Opinions and thoughts expressed in this review are completely my own.
An intricate labyrinthine of tale that will challenge you to solve the mystery of an unknown man living in an unknown world. That is a House structure filled with tidal seas, bones, statues, seashells, and many other things…
The books narration is by Piranesi, himself, we see and learn only through his eye and we only discover what he discovers.
You can only guess the puzzle but can you can’t solve it before he does.
Piranesi is triumphant return of a stellar unique writer with one of the most imaginative minds. She is exceedingly brilliant, her deliver of a storyline is incredible.
It’s really a mathematical labyrinth, one you have to crawl in and discover it’s mystery. Cleverly executed with symbols and deeply rooted with the real artist Piranesi. It will tantalize you with its brilliance.
There are books that you come across in a lifetime this is definitely one for me.
A book worth its wait, I ordered a signed edition for my own personal collection.