piranesi by susanna clarke

i did not like this book, and i’m almost surprised by it.
maybe because my expectations were too high (there was so much praise from many different people), maybe because this is not my thing.

formally “piranesi” shares a lot of features with things i consistently rate 3, 4, and 5 on 5-point scale. but the narration style, abruptness of resolution, and the take on animism put me off.

for some reason, modern interpretations of animism don’t sit right with me. and i might be completely wrong, and there is none of that in “piranesi”. but that’s what i picked up.