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Piranesi, by Susanna Clarke

8 reviews

woweewhoa's review

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

5.0

Read this as my first book of 2022 and was really surprised. Its a story about a House that is Alive and Haunted(by the same thing that make it Alive). It is doing things with motives so far away from our own perception of things, that its a character in its own right.
This book is written Very well and the way it unweaves the mystery is expertly done revealing things to both the reader and our Protagonist at different times which got be really excited and at the edge of my seat to read more.
Its a short read, and after it establishes itself in the first/part of the second part, it goes for the races. I paced myself through this book through the past week, and that felt like a good course of action. The ending of each part kinda felt like the ending on a tv show.
This kinda got away from me, but if you want to read a story thought a limited first person view about A Place that is Alive, people trying to interact with that place in so many different ways, that ends up with a very interesting view of how identity exists and is formed, I Definitely recommend this book. Glad I started the new year with it :^)

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blissofalife's review

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

3.75

A little bizarre, Susanna Clark has created a vivid world full of thoughts. I don’t think I could fully explain the plot if I tried.

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jennikreads's review against another edition

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challenging mysterious fast-paced

4.0


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maddiebusick's review

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

5.0


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keen's review

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dark emotional inspiring mysterious sad medium-paced
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? It's complicated
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

4.0


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5aru's review

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adventurous challenging emotional inspiring mysterious slow-paced
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? It's complicated
  • Diverse cast of characters? N/A
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? It's complicated

5.0

I honestly don't know what to say that will do this book justice. It is truly an experience to watch the protagonist's evolving process of thought and perception of his own identity through his writing, which he attempts to keep scientific and methodical. It is a wonderful metaphor and, at the same time, a wistful story; a reflection on the self and its relationship to the world, and also a mysterious tale about a curious character who inhabits a seemingly magical labyrinth. The pacing is perfect - you find things out slowly, but not slowly enough that it becomes boring; it is well thought-out and the story's development, as well as the reactions it elicits from Piranesi, is exquisite. I really have nothing but praise for Ms Clarke - she'd already done it with Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell, and she has done it yet again.

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kenchingfox's review

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dark hopeful mysterious reflective sad slow-paced
  • Strong character development? It's complicated
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

4.25


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sophieanne's review

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dark mysterious tense medium-paced
  • Strong character development? N/A
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

5.0


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