Saturday 11 July 2020

Or What You Will by Jo Walton - A Review

Today's review is about a very unique, in my opinion, book. I am talking about Or What You Will by Jo Walton. The book was released this Tuesday (July 7th) and thanks to Netgalley and Tor Books I read an eARC of it. 

While reading the synopsis of this book I was intrigued. It sounded very interesting and it has a unique premise. To be honest I don't know how to describe it. You have to read the book for yourself . The truth is that I really liked it. It's a novel about how stories are brought forth. 

First of all, it takes place in Florence which is one of my favourite places. It also reads like a non-fiction book at some parts, like a biography.

The story is told by the voice inside the author's head. "He" is the spark of an idea in 73-year-old award winning novelist Sylvia's mind and he has been many things throughout her books. But he is also very aware that Sylvia is getting old, and when she dies, so does he. But he has an idea how they could gain immortality, together, if she will just listen. This voice tries to save her by getting her into the fantasy world of her books where there is no death. 

It is a very different book from what I have read before and that is another reason I really liked it.
The writing is excellent and the descriptions made me want to be in Thalia  /  Firenze too. There are also elements from some of Shakespeare's plays like The Tempest.

Also this book is the reason I want to read more from Jo Walton.

I highly recommend it, if you want to read something different and unique.

Rating: 4 Stars

See you in the next post and don't forget to keep reading!!!

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