The Strange Library
n his way home from school, the young narrator of 'The Strange Library' finds himself wondering how taxes were collected in the Ottoman Empire. He pops into the local library to see if it has a book on the subject. This is his first mistake. Led to a special 'reading room' in a maze under the library by a strange old man, he finds himself imprisoned with only a sheep man, who makes excellent donuts, and a girl, who can talk with her hands, for company. His mother will be worrying why he hasn't returned in time for dinner and the old man seems to have an appetite for eating small boy's brains. How will he escape?
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - MandaTheStrange - LibraryThing
I'll never think of libraries the same way, I will live in constant fear of that creepy librarian willing me to stay and read just a little longer. With elements of Neil Gaiman, Roald Dahl, Guillermo ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - BenKline - LibraryThing
Haruki Murakami has been an author I've been wanting to delve into and start reading, and this was the first of his I saw at the Hershey Library, so I scooped it up and gave it a read. Not quite sure ... Read full review