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Paperback Castles

I live on a page in a book. My name is written in a curly and swirly font, along with long descriptions of sleepless nights and filled bookcases.

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Swann's Way (In Search of Lost Time, #1)
Marcel Proust, Lydia Davis, Christopher Prendergast
Swanns verden 2 (På sporet af den tabte tid, #2)
Marcel Proust
The Essential Rumi
Rumi, Coleman Barks, John Moyne, A.J. Arberry
The Casual Vacancy - J.K. Rowling It is common knowledge that you shouldn't judge a book by its cover. However I do not think you should judge it by its author either.

I simply just adored this book. When I first began reading it I was forced to finish; I had absolutely no choice in the matter. It was mesmerizing and not at all what I had expected.
JKR demonstrates a breath-taking ability to illustrate and describe her characters, from every possible angle. No character in this book is truly good nor truly bad; they're just humans, blinded by prejudice and personal flaws. The psychological value in this book was utterly fascinating to me.

I enjoyed following the various plots, and I loved the ending where everything joined together in a complete whole. So many different perspectives and aspects of the same story gave me a lot to think about.

This is by no means a "feel-good-read", but it is an elegant and relevant book about politics, ethics and people. Consequently I think JKR has proven herself capable of writing to adults as well as children and teenagers. It may not be what I expected; but one should never underestimate the value of a good surprise.