“Very strange book. Started slow and a bit confusing; then got very interesting; then got boring; and, finally, ended oddly. Is it a mystery? Is it a romance? The plot revolves around a bookstore created to sell only good books (as defined by an anonymous group of 8 writers and the two bookstore creators). Along the way there are threats and attacks. There are shifting narrators and you need to stop now and then and figure out who is speaking. Also, the translation is a bit spotty, or else no one proof-read it.