Jan 20, 2018

The Queen of the Night by Alexander Chee

I like to wander around in bookstores; always have.

Very rarely do I have a particular book in mind to buy — I like to discover. Sometimes a cover will draw me in, other times I’ll read the jacket a bunch of times before finally pulling the trigger.

I almost always enjoy my random finds. This one was a surprise; at first I wasn’t sure about it because of a weird Entertainment Weekly review on the back(🤔) but it turned out to be one of those books that makes me think, “I’m never gonna write like that.” 19th Century Paris. Opera. Historical characters mixed with fictional ones, and the most vivid, detailed descriptions of places & moods & fancy fancy gowns. Chee has a delightful rhythm, and the book is structured like an opera.

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