365 Days of Women Writers

Women writers only – no boys allowed

Day 43: Libyrinth by Pearl North

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When I was a kid we used to go to a bookstore called Buck a Book. (It went through lot of names but to us it was always Buck a Book to us.) Down in the basement was the used book section where I used to pick up stacks and stacks books (paperbacks, mostly f& sf) and honestly, it barely mattered what the content was. Most of them were pretty bad, and nearly all of them were basically forgettable.

This book reminds me of those days. I doubt I’ll remember what happens in this book tomorrow.

You’ve probably noticed the super twee title, so that’s strike one (though it is a book with a POC protagonist and a POC on the cover). Anyway, it’s a fallen world SF novel (that might as well be fantasy) that references our literature throughout the novel (strike two)

There is a super massive library where Haly can hear all the books talking to her. She turns out to be the chosen one of a cult whose mission is to eradicate all the books on the planet. Because of her powers, she uncovers a plot for the head librarian to betray the rest of them to the eradicators.

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Written by Chance

October 30, 2010 at 11:48 pm

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