Piranesi Piranesi


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Publisher Description

New York Times Bestseller

Winner of the Women's Prize for Fiction

World Fantasy Awards Finalist

From the New York Times bestselling author of Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell, an intoxicating, hypnotic new novel set in a dreamlike alternative reality.

Piranesi's house is no ordinary building: its rooms are infinite, its corridors endless, its walls are lined with thousands upon thousands of statues, each one different from all the others. Within the labyrinth of halls an ocean is imprisoned; waves thunder up staircases, rooms are flooded in an instant. But Piranesi is not afraid; he understands the tides as he understands the pattern of the labyrinth itself. He lives to explore the house.

There is one other person in the house-a man called The Other, who visits Piranesi twice a week and asks for help with research into A Great and Secret Knowledge. But as Piranesi explores, evidence emerges of another person, and a terrible truth begins to unravel, revealing a world beyond the one Piranesi has always known.

For readers of Neil Gaiman's The Ocean at the End of the Lane and fans of Madeline Miller's Circe, Piranesi introduces an astonishing new world, an infinite labyrinth, full of startling images and surreal beauty, haunted by the tides and the clouds.

Fiction & Literature
September 15
Bloomsbury Publishing
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Customer Reviews

Camyoung1495 ,

Good read.

I found myself wanting to draw my own map of the labyrinth in the first part, wanting to shake Piranesi throughout, and looking for my own worlds in liminal spaces by the end.

Presleyoreed3 ,

One of the great novels

This book simply put is one of the best books I’ve ever read in my entire life. I am not often a reader of fiction, and even if I am reading fiction, intends to not be in the fantasy genre, but there is not a single person to whom I would not recommend this book, not only is it primarily one of the most interesting concepts I’ve ever had the pleasure to encounter, but it is so beautifully written and so well constructed that once you get to a certain point, it is basically impossible to stop reading until you finish the whole book. Do yourself a favor and read this book and I promise you will not regret it.

easybriezi ,

I didn’t expect to like this as much as I did

I typically don’t go for the slower burn books where there isn’t a lot of high stakes action but this book and it’s concept was so captivating! The world building and the mystery behind it were out of this world. Was whimsical in such a hauntingly dark way it was like nothing I’d ever read before. Leaves you satisfied but still asking questions. Probably one of the best books I have ever read and I could not recommend it highly enough!

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