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Mar 26, 2023
A re-read of Susannah Clarke's "Piranesi" and am very pleased, calm and full of thoughts. Clarke herself described her next book as a joyful mystery; I think it applies to "Piranesi", too.

Imaginative, fantastical, experimental; not a book for everyone, but the plot, prose and execution undeniably first-rate.

“Horror novels have this idea that there’s a kind of secret at the center of the world. And that secret is horrific.” This, Clarke observes, “isn’t much of a secret, really.” Anyone can look around at the world and see that. “So this would be more about the fact that, at the center of things, there’s a secret or mystery, and it is joyful.”

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