The Starless Sea
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"How are you feeling?" Zachary asks.
"Like I am losing my mind, but in a slow, achingly beautiful sort of way." (p.288)
Funny, I felt the exact same way while reading this book.
So, Erin Morgenstern's The Starless Sea is the highly anticipated follow up to The Night Circus (which, I admit, I haven't read). I won an ARC of this book from my library's summer reading program and, after reading the synopsis, I could not wait to jump in.
I think that most people who read The Starless Sea will love it ...more
And then there it is, like a faint spark bobbing on a dark sea, calling you, beckoning.
The dark-throated bliss of it is like what all the books you’ve ever read have been aspiring to be, the scales of what is good, great, and ...more
i know for a fact that this book wont be everyones cup of tea (morgensterns writing style is an acquired taste), but it sure is mine.
this quenches my thirst for a story that was meant to be told, a love letter to the art of storytelling, as well as the stories we find ourselves in. it is an ode to those who write their own paths in life. and there is an aromatic intimacy to this that can only be created when such words are so ...more
the fact that it did is my biggest complaint.
review to come / 5 stars
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i hope someday i love something as much as erin morgenstern loves comma splices
me: i need to finish my reading challenge!!!
also me: (picks up 500-page book)
wait.........MULTIPLE beautiful covers????
someone take mercy on me
hello i would like to ...more
"I'm getting this book tattooed all over my body, mind and soul."
2019 really saved the best for last. 8 years was fucking worth it.
Full review to come.
UPDATE APRIL 30TH
WE HAVE A COVER AND IT'S FUCKING BEAUTIFUL.
and a sword.
"I thought I was writing a book about books, but as it turns out I was writing a book about stories."
No words. Nothing. I just—
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Now what is this book about? Honestly your guess is as good as mine. There was a hint of some love stories but they were so muddled into everything else that was pointless and made no sense so who knows.
The plot got lost, the writing style was so saturated in metaphors and description I got bored and ...more
Erin Morgenstern is not for everyone. Her writing is for those who love the story for the sake of the story. The lyrical, meandering, and existential prose is not the standard format, and it takes no prisoners. If it's not for you, it's not for you.
Normally, I try to make some sort of sense in my review. Talk about the ...more
Seven years ago I read a fantastic book called The Night Circus and it helped me fall in love with books and fantasy. I can still recall most of the novel vividly. And I’d almost given up hope that the author would write another novel, then I found out about this!
I'm so damn EXCITED about it. Only one year to go and then I can read it! I really hope she delivers it with the same skill so I can rave about it on here.
THE DISAPPOINTMENT OF THE YEAR!
The writing is so abstract that I couldn't take it anymore! And the problem is I expected that, I wanted that, but it was just SO MUCH!
I'm so sad right now, I really wanted to love this
I feel this was a cheap copy of The Shadow of the Wind, even The Ten Thousand Doors of January to me was similar and better than this.
I'm gonna crawl into a hole and cry myself to sleep now! ...more
But was this book the most incredibly magical, moving, imaginative and absolutely immersive gem I’ve read in a long time? Also yes.
I enjoyed this so much more than The Night Circus!
"We are all stardust and stories."
Ok, where do I begin? I can honestly say I've never read anything like this book before.
Zachary Ezra Rawlings finds a book in the library that isn't catalogued and becomes curious. Once he begins reading 'Sweet Sorrows' he discovers a world beyond his ...more
Obviously that's not real math, but hey, I'm a bookworm not an engineer.
If I had picked up my print copy of this and gone to town, The Starless Sea would have likely been a DNF within the first 100 pages. The story is full of lush imagery and gorgeous prose, but included less of the stories within the story (bookception?) then I was expecting. However, tuning into the audiobook I found the story brought an ethereal quality ...more
I just think that perhaps Erin Morgenstern isn't the author for me. Does she write well? Yes. But do her books interest me? I'm sad to say that the answer is no. Both books that I've picked up from her had AMAZING synopses. But the plots just fell flat. Admittedly, this book has a much faster plot than The Night Circus, but I just wasn't ...more
Actual rating: 4.25 stars
“Not all stories speak to all listeners, but all listeners can find a story that does, somewhere, sometime. In one form or another.”
I picked up the above quote because it sums up my experience with this book! This book is definitely not for everyone. It was initially not even for me, I picked it up at a bad time and I was physically and mentally tired and just kept falling asleep. I was not a fan of The Night Circus and so ...more
This was beautiful and lyrical and poetic. It was filled with adventure, myth and fairytale- an ode to storytelling, story lovers and creating your own stories. Erin Morgenstern has the unique ability to transport me to another place with her writing; it was magic.
This book had mystery and the stories are used to uncover each and every part of my ...more
I think I belong to the readers who enjoy some fantasy plus a plot, and while reading I received very little of the latter, which was why it took me a long time to read this novel and not enjoy it as much as some of my GR Friends did. ...more
But somewhere in my drunken haze, the magic ...more
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This book I had to take a few days to digest before I could figure out how I felt about it. At first I was annoyed that it took me far longer to read than I thought it would. But then I realised that it was simply because this book was so much more full than I had expected it to be. That is a great quality in a book!
"Reading a book four times in one day is perfectly...more
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