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What Choice Will You Make In The Midnight Library?


Have you ever imagined a library where each book represents a different version of your life? The Midnight Library, poised intriguingly between life and death, is exactly that—a haven of endless possibilities.

Exploring Infinite Paths in the Midnight Library

the midnight library

The central theme of the Midnight Library immediately captures readers’ attention, inviting them to delve into a world where bookshelves stretch into infinity, each book offering a glimpse into an alternate life one might have lived. This concept, unique and captivating, lies at the heart of the library’s allure.

Journey Through Lives with Nora Seed

Nora Seed, the protagonist, guides readers through a labyrinth of lives, each book she opens brimming with philosophical depth. From Plato to Sartre, Nora’s journey is not just about alternative existences but a quest to grasp life’s true essence. In one iteration, she’s even a renowned philosophy professor—a nod to the library’s intellectual richness.

mysterious portal in the midnight library
mysterious portal

A Shift Toward Self-Discovery

Midway, the Midnight Library morphs into a self-help guide, probing deeper into themes of depression, life choices, companionship, and existential questions. This transition, while enlightening for some, might leave general readers pondering the flow of the narrative.

Unveiling Life’s Lessons

“It’s not about understanding life, but living it,” advises Mrs. Elm, the librarian, encapsulating the Midnight Library’s core lesson. The narrative encourages embracing life’s varied experiences without dwelling on a ‘book of regrets.’

Choosing Life in the Midnight Library

The story reveals a profound truth: the ideal life might just be the one we’re already living. The Midnight Library’s originality shines, though it unexpectedly veers towards self-help, leaving readers contemplating their current existence rather than fantasizing about alternate realities.

My Rating:-

  • Hardbound
  • Total pages: 288
  • Genre: Philosophical Fiction
  • The Midnight Library – Matt Haig

About the author


An Engineer by education, public servant by profession and a pet parent. A novice cyclist, avid reader, adventure and cricket enthusiast, computer gamer, chess player by passion, overall a learner at heart. Life is too short for the overwhelming variety and entirety of experiences. There are so many things to try, learn and experience.

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