The Book Eaters” by Sunyi Dean

Review by Seana Zimmer, adult services library assistant at the Hillsborough branch 

I must admit that I devour books! This tale feeds into my love of knowledge and my thirst for lifelong learning. The concept of eating a train schedule or a subway map so the information is permanently stored in my brain is brilliant. I thoroughly enjoyed the premise of “The Book Eaters.”

The structure left me in a lurch sometimes. It seemed to go beyond the common back and forth in time and jerked around to different time periods without consistency. The underlying theme of power creating evil people was worn a bit thin. The tentative love blossoming between the two women and the sibling discord showed emotional depth to the characters. Overall, I would recommend this book … with a grain of salt.