Friday Finds is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading to showcase books you ‘found’ during the week. I’ll be posting a summary of the book I’m most excited to have discovered.
Top find: If on a Winter’s Night a Traveller by Vintage Calvino
Calvino’s masterpiece opens with a scene that’s reassuringly commonplace: apparently. Indeed, it’s taking place now. A reader goes into a bookshop to buy a book: not any book, but the latest Calvino, the book you are holding in your hands. Or is it? Are you the reader? Is this the book? Beware. All assumptions are dangerous on this most bewitching switch-back ride to the heart of storytelling.
There’s something I love about reading stories that mess with my mind. Sometimes when I finish them, I spend the next week walking around with what I like to call “mind blown syndrome”. Sometimes I throw them across the room screaming “WHAT???” I wonder how this one will end…