The Library Of Unrequited Love
One morning a librarian finds a reader who has been locked in overnight. She begins to talk to him, a one-way conversation full of sharp insight and quiet outrage. As she rails against snobbish senior colleagues, an ungrateful and ignorant public, the strictures of the Dewey Decimal System and the sinister expansionist conspiracies of the books themselves, two things shine through: her unrequited passion for a researcher named Martin, and an ardent and absolute love for the arts. A delightful divertissement for the discerning bookworm...
I devoured this story in one sitting. It's a story involving a frustrated librarian stumbling upon a reader who spent the night in her library. Naturally, she rips into him, while engaging in a one-way monologue - full of sharp wit and insight. We don't know anything about the reader, his name or even whether he is a man or a woman. All we know is from the librarian. She is both the narrator and the main character of this delightful story. I couldn't stop smirking and agreeing with some of her remarks. Very relatable. Not a dull sentence in sight. If you like short stories and the lack of chapters don't bother you, then you should give this a try. Absolutely, brilliantly written.
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