The Midnight Library Epub ☆ The Midnight PDF or

The Midnight Library Epub ☆ The Midnight  PDF or Between life and death there is a library, and within that library, the shelves go on forever Every book provides a chance to try another life you could have lived To see how things would be if you had made other choices Would you have done anything different, if you had the chance to undo your regrets A dazzling novel about all the choices that go into a life well lived, from the internationally bestselling author of Reasons to Stay Alive and How To Stop TimeSomewhere out beyond the edge of the universe there is a library that contains an infinite number of books, each one the story of another reality One tells the story of your life as it is, along with another book for the other life you could have lived if you had made a different choice at any point in your life While we all wonder how our lives might have been, what if you had the chance to go to the library and see for yourself Would any of these other lives truly be better In The Midnight Library, Matt Haig s enchanting new novel, Nora Seed finds herself faced with this decision Faced with the possibility of changing her life for a new one, following a different career, undoing old breakups, realizing her dreams of becoming a glaciologist she must search within herself as she travels through the Midnight Library to decide what is truly fulfilling in life, and what makes it worth living in the first place This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here Some spoilers I am in absolute awe It has elements of fictitious wonders like the film, About Time but truths every single human soul can relate to in what Haig brings out through his writing Wish I could give thisthan 5 stars, truly I very selfishly can only hope the final publication includes an epilogue With Ash Molly, oh please I graciously received an ARC via NetGalley in exchange for my honest review Some spoilers I am in absolute awe It has elements of fictitious wonders like the film, About Time but truths every single human soul can relate to in what Haig brings out through his writing Wish I could give thisthan 5 stars, truly I very selfishly can only hope the final publication includes an epilogue With Ash Molly, oh please I graciously received an ARC via NetGalley in exchange for my honest review It is about a library between life and death, where a suicidal woman full of regret gets to try all her other lives she could have lived SOOOOOOLD It is no secret that Matt Haig has mental health issues, dogged by the darkness of depression that has taken its toll on his life His acute observations and experience of his condition informs this exquisite, inspiring, compassionate and empathetic novel where he creates the concept of the midnight library, to be found in the spaces between life and death, to explore life, the issues that afflict our world, through philosophy and , endeavouring to tease out what might make life worth living It is no secret that Matt Haig has mental health issues, dogged by the darkness of depression that has taken its toll on his life His acute observations and experience of his condition informs this exquisite, inspiring, compassionate and empathetic novel where he creates the concept of the midnight library, to be found in the spaces between life and death, to explore life, the issues that afflict our world, through philosophy and , endeavouring to tease out what might make life worth living and a joy and what gives it meaning The device used to implement his goal is the ordinary Nora Seed, who has lived her life trying to please others, who has hit rock bottom, suffering the loss of her cat, her job, overwhelmed by the burden of a lifetime of regrets, seeing no light in her life whatsoever She is tempted by thoughts of suicide that has her ending up at the midnight library.The midnight library is magical, for a start, the library has a limitless number of books, and these books are far from ordinary, Haig sprinkles gold dust in each book, offering Nora the opportunity to see how her life would have turned out if each and every decision at every point in her life had been different The books illustrate the endless possibilities that life holds for Nora and all of us Nora explores each book, with inquisitiveness and curiosity, the widely disparate lives that could have been hers, no easy task as she has to slip into each new life with the complications of being unfamiliar with it and do so without alerting the other people present It soon becomes clear that there are pros and cons to each book life, to each decision and choice made, each life containing its own mix of despair, pain and regrets that must be accommodated and handled.Haig offers a touching narrative that speaks of the joys to be found in living, attained through Nora s eyes as she tries to untangle what really matters in life, putting life in context and perspective with all its ongoing changes, complexities, and an understanding no life is perfect in itself In some ways, this is a version of It s A Wonderful Life, a favourite film for so many people What I was so struck by is just how many readers might find this helpful for our lock down times, so many have suffered unbearable losses and illness, have had to face not seeing all those we love and mean so much to us, whilst being weighed down with worries and concerns about how to cope with fears regarding jobs, childcare, money andA beautifully nuanced novel that I am sure many will love as much as me Highly recommended Many thanks to Canongate for an ARC Between life and death there is a library , she said And within that library, the shelves go on for ever Every book provides a chance to try another life you could have lived To see how things would be different if you had made other choicesWould you have done anything different, if you had the chance to undo your regrets In a book that channels Friedrich Nietzsche, Jimmy Stewart in It s A Wonderful Life, and even Doctor Who and his amazing Tardis, we get a schmaltzy feel good lif Between life and death there is a library , she said And within that library, the shelves go on for ever Every book provides a chance to try another life you could have lived To see how things would be different if you had made other choicesWould you have done anything different, if you had the chance to undo your regrets In a book that channels Friedrich Nietzsche, Jimmy Stewart in It s A Wonderful Life, and even Doctor Who and his amazing Tardis, we get a schmaltzy feel good life affirming fable Nietzsche expressed it as a question of what your response would be if a demon crept up to you and said you would live this same life innumerable times including every joy and pain, would you leap in joy or curse him to the end of eternity Frank Capra s beloved Christmas movie starring Jimmy Stewart has us thinking about what life would be like without you and the things you accomplished or the differences you made without even realizing it Matt Haig approaches the meaning of lifelike Doctor Who trapped in a Tardis with no controls where you never know where you might end up For Nora Seed, the library between life and death is such a vehicle that allows her to travel into parallel universes where life turned out differently because she made different choices along the way Kind of like time travel, but not cause she stays in the same time zone just in different lives There s a life where she becomes a rockstar, one where she is a scientist, one an Olympic athlete, etc, etc just pick a different book and see where you end up.Only Haig s library of books is like a genie s three wishes Well, you are not limited to three There s an infinite number of books But, your wishes just may not turn out how you think Every path traveled leads somewhere, but maybe the grass isn t always greener and maybe things didn t turn out how you think they would This is not a fantasy book for those seeking knights in armor, fell dragons, or magic sorcerers There simply may not be enough action or enough excitement for some readers It s a fable that uses the construct of an endless library to explore ideas It s cleverly done and quite an easy read And there s a sense of humor at work here cause each time Nora drops into an alternate life, she s got to try and figure out her new past and how her new life works without anyone being the wiser, not even a best friend or a new husband It s quite a feat pretending to be one s self when one is not altogether familiar with one s new life Many thanks to the publisher for providing a copy for review

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