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I'm not even sure if I have enough words to describe the amazingness of this book.
But I'm sure going to try to, anyways. Don't ever say I don't love you!Have you ever read a book so good you just... want to re-read it the moment you finish it?
Like, you know you've got other books that need your attention, but you want to go back to these characters and world you almost don't care? You just crave to be there again? Written in Red is literally THAT book.
I applaud my self discipline for not re-reading it again immediately. I did, however, re-read it a couple of months later. And just copying
this review to Afterwords
is making me itch to read it again this very moment.
Edit: I did end up re-reading the book after typing this...
The world in Written in Red is so intricate and beyond incredible, both in the way it's built up throughout the book and the way it just is.
It's all constructed slowly, sometimes between the lines, and so believably and seamlessly; from the mythology and the creation story, to the dynamics and
the multiple povs.A lot of books change the nature of the supernatural
- they make them nice, cuddley pets. Vegetarians, or pacifist, or cultured and ethical, saying they're nothing like the legends to make the readers feel alright for liking them, for loving them even. I don't mind that, but it was incredibly refreshing to read a book that un-romanticizes the supernatural.
That's right. Written in Red doesn't gloss over the reality of The Others....
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