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The Casket of Time by Andri Snær Magnason
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What if you could skip all of the rainy days, or Mondays, or February's, or major crises, and preserve the hours of your one precious lifetime for wonderful, worthwhile moments only?

This book did not turn out to be what I thought it was, based on its summary, but it was still a fun read, and I can understand why young adults around the world enjoy it. Be prepared for it to be heavy (i.e., almost entirely) "backstory," versus the contemporary plot line that bookends it, which is somewhat pitched as its main story but definitely feels secondary. (Looking at the other reviews, I see I'm not the only one who finds the blurb misleading.)

It's very influenced by folklore traditions of storytelling; a very quick and simple, straightforward and whimsical style. A.S.M.'s sense of humor caught me by surprise a few times, and had me laughing out loud. Some thought-provoking themes mixed into a fairy tale and a version of current or future times.

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Reading Progress

May 4, 2019 – Started Reading
May 5, 2019 – Finished Reading
May 7, 2019 – Shelved

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