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Review of The Invisible Library by Genevieve Cogman

Invisable Library

Note to my readers-You may find all these reviews very short, but as a writer I know how hard it is to get readers to leave any review so I want to post an example of how easy it can be, and maybe more folks will leave reviews. A sentence, even a word is a great boon to the author.

If you are a fan of the fantasy genre, you do not want to miss this book. The book is The Invisible Library by Genevieve Cogman published in 2016. It is a fantasy/sci fi type of book and has some neat magic tricks in it. Also, it is an adventure and mystery book also. Such fun.

The story concerns a librarian, named Irene, from The Library, an invisible place that not just everyone can enter. The library searches for books from tons of alternate worlds.
The alternate worlds the librarians search on their mission to find a single book, are filled with people and creatures of all kinds. Many people are not what they seem at first.
The female librarian is given an assistant, named Kai, as they start out on their next mission and their adventures are non-stopping. Lots of time the barriers and obstacles are easily overcome since librarians have some powerful magic given to them by the library. On some occasions, their missions are dangerous, and they come close to losing their lives.
If you like alligators of a breed you never imagined, and werewolves, and dragons who look just like human people, locks that only open when ‘the language’ is used people assuming others identity after they have ben murdered in most uncommon ways. You will love this book.
I highly recommend this book. The wonderful thing is if you enjoy this book, you will be delighted to know it is part of a series. This is the first book of five so far.

Lost Horizon by James Hilton – Book Review

Lost Horizons

As I revisit my childhood classics, I found a copy of Lost Horizon. I’m sure it’s on the reading list somewhere or I read it in school, wherever or whoever recommended it, I am thankful I read it and now, reread it.

Lost Horizon takes place in an isolated monastery in the mountains of Tibet in Shangri-La. As he and his friends discovered this place, they are amazed at all the modern touches at this monastery. Those who greet them and make them welcome our almost all very old monks who seem healthy and fit.

Eventually, the main character, Conway, can meet the main monk in charge, the High Lama. The esteemed gentleman he meets with can explain much of what Conway had questioned and soon reveals some of the details that made this place so grand.

The book examines some ethical questions and it is interesting to pretend to take part in the conversation. The range of answers covers many options. Lost Horizon was published in 1933 for the first time. It has been reprinted often which shows the story is timeless and the questions this book forces you to answer are still relevant.

I recommend this book for any lover of mysteries and fantasies. I loved it and think it would be a great story for young people especially. Of course, when I read it the first time I was a young person. Rereading it at age 72 I still find it very enjoyable.