Friday, 7 May 2021

The memory theater by Karin Tidbeck

Hardcover, 240 pages


Published February 16th 2021 by Pantheon Books


Fantasy Historical fiction


Library




I have very conflicted feelings about this one. I was bored, and at the same time I wanted to see what happened. I did not feel it was as good as her other book. I would not really recommend it either, and still I wanted to see how it turned out.




Some people got together and managed to create an alternate dimension, no, they created a space in an already alternate dimension.  A pocket they can't leave. A Garden where the same day happen again and again. And they turn cruel and kidnap children to use as slaves and to torture. They are horrible humans.




Created from a mountain and one of the masters is Dora. She is not one of the slaves, neither is she one of the masters. Her best friends Thistle gets killed almost every night and is alive the next one. Life sucks




And, well stuff happens, not much, the book is slow. But I wanted to see, cos it was weird, and never fully explained how it all came to be.




Weird, not something I recommend, but something I still could not put down,






In a world just parallel to ours exists a mystical realm known only as the Gardens. It is a place where feasts never end, games of croquet have devastating consequences, and teenagers are punished for growing up. For a select group of Masters, it's a decadent paradise where time stands still. For those who serve them, however, it's a slow torture where their lives can be ended in a blink.





In a bid to escape before their youth betrays them, Dora and Thistle--best friends and confidants--set out on a remarkable journey through time and space. Traveling between their world and ours, they hunt the one person who can grant them freedom. Along the way they encounter a mysterious traveler who trades in favors and never forgets debts, a crossroads at the center of the universe, our own world on the brink of war, and a traveling troupe of actors with the ability to unlock the fabric of reality.


24 comments:

  1. I looked this one up on Goodreads, and there are plenty of people feeling how you do. It's a shame, because the blurb makes it sounds so exciting!

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    1. I do not regret reading it, but I would def not recommend it

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  2. Thanks for the honest review. Doesn't look like my kind of book anyway.

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  3. I know how that feels. Sometimes a book just doesn't grab you but you still feel the need to continue just to see what happens :)

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    1. Not bad enough to dnf, but still...yeah

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  4. LOL... we call these Train Wreck reads - it's bad, but you can't stop reading it... like when you drive by a train wreck and have to see what happened.

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    1. Well, hmm, no it was not train wreck worthy, It was more boring than that

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  5. Hate that feeling. Shame, because blurb sounds good.

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  6. Boring is not good. Still, you wanted to see how it turned out, so there is that.

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  7. Yes, I think I'll skip it. Thanks for the warning.

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  8. It's quite intriguing but I don't know if it would be for me

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  9. I have read things like this too very frustrating

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  10. I have had books that I wanted to quit but I also wanted to see what happens. It's not the best reading experience.

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  11. Huh. I'm intrigued for some reason lol

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