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The Library of Shadows – Mikkel Birkegaard

19 Jul

I hate the way people feel the need to analyse literature. Oh the author was thinking this, the symbolic meaning….whatever!

Sorry that may offend many people. Actually I don’t care. Can the idea that it’s just a good story not be enough?

Right, it could be. Well what about the idea that each book gains strength when its read, each copy, not each story. The more thumbed the pages, the better. Extreme yes, but Birkegaard explores this with such intense strength that you can believe it.

What about the potential of the power that a reader, or those that listen can empower the text further?

No, I have not lost it. I am aware that this is fiction. Fantastic fiction at that. The idea that somehow a book has more to it many of us can identify with, why else do some texts stop you from being able to put them down?

To say more about this bestseller would be to ruin it for all. I know you want a breakdown of the story. To be honest, the blurb on the back does not justify the need to read this, and I am happy to say I couldn’t do it justice. However, if you don’t have a passion for books, don’t bother, I doubt you’d get it.

My suggestion: Make sure you have plenty of free time.

First Published 2007
Published by Random House Group 2009