Piranesi by Susanna Clarke
We’ve had to wait 16 years for Susanna Clarke to write her second novel, with just some short stories in between. Was it worth the wait or was it a ‘difficult’ second novel?
It was definitely the former!
Piranesi is one of those uncategorisable novels that has a bit of everything in it: SF, Fantasy, History, Art, Nature, Mystery, Psychology and more, and is full of rich intertextual references. The story of a man who lives in a self-contained building with infinite halls housing its own ocean, and what happens when the balance is upset.
And Bloomsbury have done such a lovely job with the physical hardback too, with lovely boards and end papers. I shall direct you to head straight over to Shiny New Books to read my full review.
My Shiny Review is HERE
I shall close by saying I loved this book so much I’d give it 11/10!
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Susanna Clarke, Piranesi (Bloomsbury, Sept 2020) Hardback 245 pages.