The Library at Mount Char

Scott Hawkins

Shelfie Score: 50%

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Publisher: Crown
Pages: 400


A missing God. A library with the secrets to the universe. A woman too busy to notice her heart slipping away. Carolyn's not so different from the other people around her. She likes guacamole and cigarettes and steak. She knows how to use a phone. Clothes are a bit tricky, but everyone says nice things about her outfit with the Christmas sweater over the gold bicycle shorts. After all, she was a normal American herself once. That was a long time ago, of course. Before her parents died. Before sh...

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Mark Housley

This has turned out to be one of my favorite books. Dark and captivating, like good European chocolate, with several memorable moments, it fits right in with fans of horror, fantasy, and magical realism. It tells a deep story about children and the loss of innocence. Spectacular.


I'm not typically into magical realism, so the fact that this book managed to capture me is a feat. It's dark, adult, and the plot/characters integrate well into the real world. I recommend this to so many people!


Bookaxe Characteristics for The Library at Mount Char

Character and Plot:

Characters in depth

Fast-paced plot

Language and Style:

Straight to the point

Language and style central

New Information:

Pure entertainment

Introduces you to new ideas


Explores the darker side of life
Light-hearted and optimistic


No swearing or violence etc
Frequent swearing and violence etc

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