by Gloria M: It is my first time reading the author Patrick deWitt (though his “The Sisters Brothers” was shortlisted for the Booker Prize AND made into a movie so I need to add it to my TBR.) I am happy to share that I totally enjoyed “The Librarianist.”   And yes, librarianist is a real word: : a specialist in the care or management of a library.     This book is the tale of retired Bob Comet, who ruminates on his divorce, the loss of his best friend, his career working in the Portland, Oregon library and his great adventure running away as a child.  His personality is revealed as the flashbacks detail his life and the events that resulted in his solitude.  Introverts will recognize themselves in this well written novel and extroverts will gain some much needed insight into this personality type.  

It is a totally original book that demands to be read and savored as expediently as one’s circumstances will allow.  It captures you within its spell and you will find yourself rooting for all the characters. Now, I must excuse myself and head to the library to check out more of deWitt’s books!!