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Libyrinth by Pearl North
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Oct 06, 09

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Read in October, 2009

Great Potential... Didn't Live Up To It

I can't tell you how excited I was in the beginning of the book: an enormous library that people can get lost in; a girl who can hear the mutterings of books, as though they are reading themselves to her; an ancient race who used music/song to activate their technology (ancient in terms of the time period in the story, but it's far in our future). They are the makings of a really interesting tale... but they just never took off.

There are some cool things that happen in the book, but the events that fill in the space between these cool happenings... well, that's all they seemed to me, filler. Somehow, things went from interesting and unusual to... mediocre, lukewarm. Blah.

Please, read it if you must, it's not a bad book, but it could've been a great book, and the fact that it made me expect the fulfillment of that divine literary destiny and then never quite get there... :(
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