The Starless Sea is a novel by famous author Erin Morgenstern. The content of the novel is a timeless love story set in a secret underground setting. Zachary Ezra Rawlins was a graduate student in Vermont when he discovered the mysterious book hidden in the stacks. He was captivated by the story of the lost, mysterious prisoners in the book that surprised readers. We invite you to watch this wonderful story unfold.
Here are the top 3 reviews and comments that readers love about this fascinating book.
Review 1: The Starless Sea A Novel audiobook by Reisodi
A Story in a Story About Stories
Before reading this, it is important to know that it is a very stylized piece of art. Not everyone who looks at it will understand it, and not everyone who understands it will like it. This being said, I found the experience to be mystifying and amazing. The author definitely captures a magical feeling of being “lost” within a story, wrapping several parts of the story in layered metaphors, and often times making the reader feel as lost as the characters themselves.
The Starless Sea is an experience of a story, and like many stories about literature, it plays with the idea of storytelling. This creative storytelling creates a polarizing experience. Near the end of the book is a very confusing sequence of events- told in a very unusual manner, and it is at this point where several readers became lost, and put down this adventure altogether.
I would recommend this book to readers who want a challenge, who want to experience a dark magical world, and to those who appreciate a more avant-garde literary experience.
This door isn’t for everyone, but opening it will lead to one of your favorite, or maybe least favorite books.
Review 2: The Starless Sea A Novel audiobook by Richard E.
Just couldn’t make it
It’s always a bit of a challenge to parse reader reviews when there is such a dramatic rating disparity, i.e. The Starless Sea is best book God has ever written or it’s a dumpster dive. And in this case it’s neither. It’s a good story that needs slash and burn editing. The story itself unfolds with a wonderfully fascinating premise only to fade somewhere around the halfway point into road weary tedium. Plot and character “wandering” in combination with the lack of a firm-handed editor just wore me out. Didn’t really care what happened, why or what’s coming next. Think through-line or lack thereof. It’s a shame, because somewhere in here is a compelling tale. Not a huge spoiler to tell of the plot element of a magical (?) otherworldly subterranean library with an almost infinite number of spaces, doors and passages. It’s as if the author was so intrigued with this limitless quantum structure that she wanted us to explore all of it with an ever diminishing sense of purpose or meaning.
Review 3: The Starless Sea A Novel audiobook by Aly P
Favorite book of 2019!
Wow wow wow! This book has been a long time coming and it did not disappoint! It was magical and whimsical and sad and beautiful and I absolutely loved it! The writing was so similar to The Night Circus and it just flowed around me. I got lost in the story and didn’t want it to end. The characters were so well done, Zachary and Dorian, Mirabel and Allegra, and all the side characters. The little tales interspersed were great and really added to the overall feeling of the story.
I loved this and cannot recommend it enough! The audio was great, the different narrators in different parts made it pop and helped me tell when we were transitioning.
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