A Very Special Year – Thomas Montasser

A Very Special YearA Very Special Year by Thomas Montasser

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Synopsis:

“It’s not particularly difficult to run a successful bookshop, thought Valerie: a grasp of the rudiments of business, a sensible plan, a little skill in negotiation, a couple of contacts and a large portion of magic.”

When businesswoman Valerie takes over the bookshop owned by her aunt — who has vanished without a trace — her intention is to bring some order to the chaos, and then sell the business. But she has underestimated the power of the little shop. One day she stumbles upon a mysterious book with an unfinished ending. Valerie thinks it must be a defective copy, but when a customer turns up searching for that very book, her view of the shop — and the world — shifts, as she is forced to question what is and isn’t possible.

A Very Special Year is a declaration of love for literature, for beautiful books, the power and magic of stories as well as proof that the world of the imagination is still alive within us.

Review:
This book is a truly wonderful tale for bibliophiles that want to smile.
I picked this up mainly because it was about a bookshop, however, I read it because it was about discovering yourself through literature. It was such a short sweet read and even though it hasn’t changed my life in any particular way it was still a lovely book to read.
I love when I read a book that is based around a bookshop as I love sinking into the world of a bookseller and imagining what the bookshelves look like and how the place is cosy. I love walking into a new bookshop and finding lots of new reads. This is also a translated book and It is the second I have read this year which I now find fascinating.

I would recommend to any bibliophiles that love book recommendations from a book as this has lots of them. Also, it is an easy read so it is so quick to fall into the narrative and the magic of a bookshop.

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