Add a review of "The Starless Sea"
authorAlex Chan <alex@alexwlchan.net>
Sun, 22 Nov 2020 14:17:08 +0000 (14:17 +0000)
committerAlex Chan <alex@alexwlchan.net>
Sun, 22 Nov 2020 14:17:08 +0000 (14:17 +0000)
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-book:
-  author: Erin Morgenstern
-  cover_image: the-starless-sea.jpg
-  publication_year: '2019'
-  title: The Starless Sea
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-  date_added: 2020-02-09
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-Recommended at the support group by Fiona (28 January 2020).
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-Additionally, it's the sequel to *The Night Circus*, and I have a half-memory that kaberett has also read and enjoyed it.
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+book:
+  author: Erin Morgenstern
+  cover_image: the-starless-sea.jpg
+  publication_year: '2019'
+  title: The Starless Sea
+plan:
+  date_added: 2020-02-09
+review:
+  date_read: 2020-11-22
+  format: hardback
+  rating: 5
+---
+
+This was recommended by both Fiona and kaberett, and given to me by Mum for my 27th birthday.
+It's by the same author as the [*The Night Circus*](/reviews/the-night-circus/), which I very much enjoyed.
+
+I very much enjoyed this. It intersperses a variety of stories and books, with different strands that gradually draw together. It's a bit meta, in a way -- the magic of this place is about stories and myths and narratives, and it's exactly the sort of surrealist magic I really enjoy.
+
+I don't fully understand all the different strands, and I probably missed some detail on the first readthrough (at nearly 500 pages, it's not exactly "light") -- but I got the gist of it.
+I'll definitely be re-reading to understand it more fully soon.