The Book of Mirrors, a review

The Book of Mirrors by E.O. Chirovici was lent to me by one of my best friends… in 2016. Yeah I’ve only just read it. Maybe I should ask if she wants it back? 😂

This is a very odd little book and I don’t think I’ve read anything formatted in the same way before. So it was a little confusing. We first of all follow a publishing agent who receives the beginning of a manuscript discussing a professor who was murdered many years prior. Is this a confession? Is it telling us more about that night? Our agent goes back to their journalist routes to try and find out more.

The book is split into three sections and we get a different POV in each, adding extra dimensions to the story. Every POV is a man, and I will say that this book is *super* clearly written by a man, every interaction with a woman made me just a little uncomfortable. So be aware of that before you jump in!

I was a little confused throughout this, both by the viewpoints and by what we’re actually aiming for in the story. But I was interested enough in the story and wanted to see where it went so I did keep reading. I liked how the book was resolved, but I don’t think I enjoyed the build up quite as much as I could have if it had been done differently.

On CAWPILE I rated this: Characters: 3, Atmosphere: 4, Writing: 4, Plot: 5, Intrigue: 6, Logic: 5, and Enjoyment: 4 giving a score of 4.43 and a 2.5* rating.

One of my lower rated books of the year, which shows pretty clearly that I didn’t vibe with this book. I tried to be nice in my review, because I think this just wasn’t for me. But if you’ve read this, please let me know what your thoughts were!

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