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Piranesi, by Susanna Clarke

catieh95's review

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adventurous mysterious slow-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? No
  • Loveable characters? No
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? No

3.75

shelby_amato's review

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dark mysterious relaxing medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? It's complicated

5.0

Beautiful prose-like writing, starts out as meditative and slowly reveals a complex and satisfying plot

coffee_and_wool's review

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5.0

4.5 stars

What a gorgeous, haunting read. My kobo tells me that I finished it in 3 hrs. I couldn't put it down! Like others said, the first 10% or so really set up the atmosphere of the labyrinth/house but you don't need to remember those details, so a quick read of this section is fine if you can't quite digest it all out find it tedious. If a location is used later on, it will be described at that point.

Another reader, (Beautifully Bookish Bethany) noted an issue with Piranesi's race and how it puts an even darker twist on the story -- I agree that it seems problematic that that element was introduced but not actually discussed. -0.5 stars for that.

nuutsik's review

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challenging dark mysterious tense slow-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Plot
  • Strong character development? It's complicated
  • Loveable characters? It's complicated
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? No

4.0

kmkrueger's review

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adventurous emotional mysterious reflective medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? Yes

4.0

lucasemmanuel's review

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5.0

O que mais dói é viver em um mundo onde não tem um livro da Susanna Clarke por ano.

cottagecowboy's review

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mysterious reflective tense medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? It's complicated

3.0

Slow beginning, gripping middle, reflective end. Almost DNFed but glad I stuck with it. Girl on the Train vibes

kaayleigh's review

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mysterious reflective slow-paced

5.0

linnealofgren's review

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adventurous dark mysterious reflective relaxing medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Plot
  • Strong character development? It's complicated
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? No

3.5

katelireads's review against another edition

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challenging dark emotional mysterious reflective medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? It's complicated
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

5.0