An emotional read with a story that will allow you to view life from a completely different perspective. In The Midnight Library by Matt Haig, several topics concerning mental health and well-being are covered in depth. The novel gives its readers a new way of looking at life, and disallows regret to truly dominate an individual’s mind. A story/stories that is truly remarkable and a page-turner, once you get past the first chapter you won’t be able to put this book down.
Haig’s novel is not limited to anyone, and can help those who live and regret. The language used draws its readers in and captivates emotions all of us feel but don’t talk about enough. Not a book you want to miss out on, a must-read and a quick read. A way to describe Haig’s 288 page novel is breathtaking, and a true blessing in disguise.
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About The Author
A novelist and journalist born in Sheffield, England in 1975. Haig attended the University of Hull, studying English & History leading him onto his career path in writing. At the age of 24, Haig suffered a mental breakdown and to this day still suffers with day-to-day anxieties. However this didn’t stop this talented writer from helping others, when it came to mental health. Experiencing anxieties first hand, helped Haig to write several of his non-fiction novels covering depression and anxiety (Reasons To Stay Alive, 2015 & Notes On A Nervous Planet, 2018).
Many of his novels both fiction and non-fiction have formed part of bestseller lists, his books have also been nominated for awards such as “Fiction Book of the Year” (British Book Awards). As well as his adult novels, many of his children’s books have hit bestseller numbers, with his book Father Christmas & Me being adapted for film, produced through Studio Canal.
The Midnight Library, causes readers to think about previous thoughts and regrets and helps them realise why the choices they made were virtuous. Putting a positive spin on on regret, makes for a great read, his language and fantastic ideas make this novel a marvel. As a reader I was able to experience all the lives I wanted through Haig’s imagery, and became more grateful for the life I lead. A book that reads your mind, and gives you something to think about. A recommendation and read you will never regret and never forget.
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Written by Karla Louise Hallett