Sunday, November 18, 2018

The Last Librarian


The Last Librarian (The Justar Journal #1)The Last Librarian by Brandt Legg
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

DNF. Though I have to say, this is the best book I've ever abandoned. Brandt Legg is a writer of beautiful words. I don't think I've ever highlighted so many quotes in one novel.
He expected tears, cornered in that dark part of the cold building which held centuries of lessons and emotion, but all that came was a silent chant from Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland. “I can’t go back to yesterday because I was a different person then.” He repeated it several times until he stumbled away, bleeding a bloodless pain that he wished would kill him.

This is one of many excerpts that captures raw, unadulterated emotion. The Last Librarian isn't simply a novel. It's poetry that happens to have a storyline.

Why the DNF? Well, at the 89% mark, Legg kills off a character I care deeply about. Maybe when I'm done getting through the five stages of grief I'll go back and finish the novel.

Until then I'm slicing one of your stars, Brandt Legg, for breaking my heart.

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