The Bookman’s Tale by Charlie Lovett

The Bookman’s Tale by Charlie Lovett

I was asked to read this by a family member, he does not recommend very many books, so I thought that it would be a very interesting book if he thought it was worth recommending. It took me a while to get around to it, partly because I did not know what it was about, but once I got into it, it was very interesting. This is the story of Peter, his wife has died and he is starting to reinsert himself into the world. He has a love for old books and met his wife at the library. Peter became very depressed after his wife passed away, and so when an old watercolor of her shows up in an old book, he just has to know the story behind it. What he does not know is, by searching about this watercolor he will find himself in an even greater mystery then he started with. This book is told from three different times and two perspectives. One time period is what is happening to the text that Peter is researching, this is not from the perspective of Peter, but it switches around from whoever owned the text at that time. Another time period is how Peter met his wife and fell in love. It was their relationship and love life. The last perspective/period was of Peter in current day researching and trying to find out about the text. It is really cool how everything weaves together so well. There were times when I had to put it down because I was so nervous about what was going to happen, while there were other times were I had trouble picking it up because it was slow. Even though everything weaved together and was very intricate, I never felt confused about all the different names and time periods. This book did a really good job explaining things and helping the reader not feel lost. The ending of the book was conclusive and I was satisfied with the answer I got about the text Peter was researching. One thing that I did not like about this book was how there were a couple of scenes that got too detailed about Peter and his wife’s love life. Despite that, the book was good and it had this really cool bit about bookbinding that I found interesting. If you like literary mysteries and Shakespeare, you will like this book.

 

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