Always a reader. Writing to remember and to share my thoughts on the books I read.
The Book of Speculation, the debut novel by Erika Swyler, is dark and atmospheric. Magic, mystery, and family history make up the story. The main character is a librarian, and the story centers on an antique book. I feel like I should have loved it. I didn't, but find it difficult to explain why. It's not bad, but I am left with the idea that something is missing from this story.
Read my complete review at: http://www.memoriesfrombooks.com/2015/06/the-book-of-speculation.html
Reviewed based on a copy received through a publisher’s giveaway. Thank you Shelf Awareness.