Title: The Starless Sea
Author: Erin Morgenstern
Publisher: Harvill Secker
“It is a sanctuary for storytellers and storykeepers and storylovers. They eat and sleep and dream surrounded by chronicles and histories and myths.”
So, you have a story. Within the story. Within the story. Within the story. You have some people having no clue what are they doing or where are they going. Some have pink hair. Some have fake eyes. Some are gay. They die. But then they don’t. There are books. A lot of them. The underground libraries. A hidden sea of honey. A lot of bees. Keys. Painted doors. Some owls. And cats. Plenty of cats. I don’t know what cats are for. Maybe the author is a cat lover. ⠀
At moments you feel you’re starting to connect the dots and the story is getting clearer. But then you see you’re not. People get lost. People get found. They travel through time. At around half of it you start feeling delusional. You have no idea what the hell you’re reading, but you kinda don’t want to stop. Maybe it all is meant to become a big beehive that will make your mind feel like a mush. ⠀
I don’t know what I’ve read. I cannot even comprehend. The writing is beautiful, that I can tell. Maybe the point is we all have stories and paths of our own. Maybe there is no point. Maybe we all should like bees. I can’t tell.
Do you like cats or bees? Maybe even owls? If that’s the case, this is a book for you. If you’re a fan of mice, skip it. They don’t end very well in this one.
MY GR RATING: 2 stars