Can’t Wait Wednesday : Piranesi by Susanna Clarke

Can't Wait Wednesday

“Waiting On Wednesday” is a weekly meme that was originally created by Breaking the Spine.  Unfortunately Breaking the Spine are no longer hosting so I’m now linking my posts up to Wishful Endings Can’t Wait Wednesday. Don’t forget to stop over, link up and check out what books everyone else is waiting for.  If you want to take part, basically, every Wednesday, we highlight a book that we’re really looking forward to.  This week my book is : Piranesi by Susanna Clarke.  I cannot even begin to express how excited I am about this book.  I loved Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell and have been eagerly awaiting news of what Susanna Clarke would write next.  Anyway – here’s the cover and the description (and thanks to Tammy for bringing this to my attention last week and just about making my day):

PiranesiFrom 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 CircePiranesi introduces an astonishing new world, an infinite labyrinth, full of startling images and surreal beauty, haunted by the tides and the clouds.

Expected publication: September 2020


10 Responses to “Can’t Wait Wednesday : Piranesi by Susanna Clarke”

  1. Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

    It only clicked recently for me that this was by the same author as Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell…which I’ve never read 😛 But I’ve heard enough great things for it that I’m definitely intrigued about this one!

    • @lynnsbooks

      I loved Strange and Norrell so I’m very excited about this one.
      Lynn 😀

  2. Tammy

    I had a feeling you might pick this book this week:-) I’m really looking forward to it, it sounds so unusual.

  3. sjhigbee

    I preferred the TV series to the book of Strange and Norrell, so I’ll be giving this one a miss – but I’m aware a lot of folks are very excited that Clarke has finally provided another slice of her distinctive writing:). I hope you love this one, Lynn.

    • @lynnsbooks

      I hope so too 😀
      And, yes, the tv series was very good.
      Lynn 😀

      • sjhigbee

        Though I’m aware I’m the exception, not the rule with my preference…

  4. waytoofantasy

    I’m also really excited for this, despite never finishing her first book LOL. I love her writing style though.

    • @lynnsbooks

      I think this book is a lot shorter than her first book and it sounds very unusual indeed – which I really like. Fingers crossed we both love it.
      Lynn 😀

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