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The Starless Sea: A Novel (original 2019; edición 2019)

por Erin Morgenstern (Autor)

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"Zachary Ezra Rawlins is a graduate student in Vermont when he discovers a rare book hidden in the stacks. As he turns the pages, entranced by tales of lovelorn prisoners, key collectors, and nameless acolytes, he reads something strange: a story from his own childhood. Bewildered by this inexplicable book and desperate to make sense of how his own life came to be recorded, Zachary uncovers a series of clues--a bee, a key, and a sword--that lead him to a masquerade party in New York, to a secret club, and through a doorway to a subterranean library, hidden far below the surface of the earth. What Zachary finds in this curious place is more than just a buried home for books and their guardians--it is a place of lost cities and seas of honey, lovers who pass notes under doors and across time, and of stories whispered by the dead. Zachary learns of those who have sacrificed much to protect this realm, relinquishing their sight and their tongues to preserve this archive, and also those who are intent on its destruction. Together with Mirabel, a fierce, pink-haired protector of the place, and Dorian, a beautiful barefoot man with shifting alliances, Zachary travels the twisting tunnels, darkened stairwells, crowded ballrooms, and sweetly-soaked shores of this magical world, discovering his purpose--in both the rare book and in his own life"--… (más)
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Título:The Starless Sea: A Novel
Autores:Erin Morgenstern (Autor)
Info:Anchor (2019), 487 pages
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Valoración:****
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I loved this book. Definitely will be on my Favorites shelf, and might end up as the favorite of the year for me.

I think of this book as a mobius strip of stories. There are stories within stories within stories, with themes repeating in different forms and allegories. Lot of libraries, cats, owls, bees, keys, doorways, romance, love lost and found and lost again. And overall the interplay of Time, Fate and Chance.

This is 100% magical realism, and from other reviewers I think people either love or hate this book with very little middle ground. I will say that this book required some attention to detail as you read or you'll be hopelessly lost (ironically just as some of the characters in the story end up hopelessly lost).

One nit-pick in an otherwise perfect book: About 80% of the way through the book, we learn this might be video game written by Kat, the gaming student we meet earlier in the book, or by Zachary himself. Admittedly, there were many, many clues and I even thought at one point "this seems like a video game". But I chalked that up to the narrator's (Zachary's) POV as a gamer himself. The checking of inventory, the various levels, the ability to always get back the Keeper and the limited number of questions that can be asked/answered at any point. Even the ubiquitous cats are now explained - stand-ins for the game author Kat.

But still, it felt too easy, too trite. I read magical realism to escape easy answers. I didn't want the whole story to be written by a video game creator. (And I realize this is somewhat ridiculous - the whole story WAS in fact written by a person, the author.)

Also at this same point, the dream-like aspect of the book turns darker and more like a nightmare. I was happy with how the book ended, but not really happy with how we ended up there.

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  sriddell | Aug 6, 2022 |
4.5 stars. How do you even think of a story like this? Minus a star for making me work hard to catch all subtleties and follow the many threads, but a half star for tying it all up in the end. ( )
  mikernc | Jul 29, 2022 |
A master's student in game development tips into a Wonderlandish place made of stories and protected by secret societies. Both of Morgenstern's books read like they were written by a theater major because... .they were. It takes me 40 pages or so to sink into the tone and suspend my disbelief, but the books are very entertaining. ( )
  bexaplex | Jul 28, 2022 |
The story was very interesting but it was difficult to follow the plot. ( )
  Jenzilla99 | Jul 13, 2022 |
1.5/5

This book was the hardest one I've ever read in a long time. I had so much hope for it too, which is why I powered through, but the more I think about this book the more I realize I just plain didn't like it.

This was the most convoluted story that had so many differing threads of storyline I couldn't keep track of what was actually happening.

You're given MANY threads of stories throughout the whole book (that don't seem important and then end up being THE MOST IMPORTANT[TM]) but none of those threads start to weave together until 300 pages into the book. And even then, you feel like only a quarter of those strands are used at a time. Like the weirdest, longest French braid in modern literature. But when these seemingly hundreds of story threads DO weave together, you're so confused because you can't keep track of who's who and what role they actually play. And characters who have been established from the beginning as "side characters" who are BARELY mentioned for about 400 pages are suddenly the most important characters in the entire book and you end up being more confused.

In the overall arching story you've established that character x and character y are Important(TM). But character x is also character 1, 4, and 6, while character y is also character 3, 8, and 2. MAYBE 2. Could be also character 7, who knows? Do you know how annoying that is to try and figure out when the author has established that now every person who has a name is important but also simultaneously NOT RELEVANT to what's happening?

Another thing that annoyed me was that Zachary Ezra Rawlins (referred to ONLY as his full name or "son of the fortune teller") falls in love with a man that he spends only MAYBE 50 pages in his presence. And in HALF of those pages, one of them is unconscious. Maybe we can chalk it up to Fate(TM) because someone in this book is supposed to be the embodiment of fate...I don't know if it was Mirabel or the Keeper but I thought Mirabel was the moon? Was it Eleanor who also wasn't Eleanor? Was it Rhyme? I have NO idea what was going on. Don't even get me started on The Owl King. But the lack of "screen time" that the two guys had made it just EXTRA unbelievable/weird then they got their ending.

This book feels like it was supposed to be a love letter to storytelling, but it seemed to get in it's own way and the result just gives you a headache. ( )
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"Zachary Ezra Rawlins is a graduate student in Vermont when he discovers a rare book hidden in the stacks. As he turns the pages, entranced by tales of lovelorn prisoners, key collectors, and nameless acolytes, he reads something strange: a story from his own childhood. Bewildered by this inexplicable book and desperate to make sense of how his own life came to be recorded, Zachary uncovers a series of clues--a bee, a key, and a sword--that lead him to a masquerade party in New York, to a secret club, and through a doorway to a subterranean library, hidden far below the surface of the earth. What Zachary finds in this curious place is more than just a buried home for books and their guardians--it is a place of lost cities and seas of honey, lovers who pass notes under doors and across time, and of stories whispered by the dead. Zachary learns of those who have sacrificed much to protect this realm, relinquishing their sight and their tongues to preserve this archive, and also those who are intent on its destruction. Together with Mirabel, a fierce, pink-haired protector of the place, and Dorian, a beautiful barefoot man with shifting alliances, Zachary travels the twisting tunnels, darkened stairwells, crowded ballrooms, and sweetly-soaked shores of this magical world, discovering his purpose--in both the rare book and in his own life"--

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