I decided that I want to write a brief review of every new book I finish from now on, so this is my first one.
The Scribes Circle was written by french author Romain Sardou. I think that a book should be read in its original language whenever possible, because in my opinion that’s the way you get the most authentic experience. Anyway, since my French skills are not enough to read an entire novel, I had to read it in Spanish.
The first complaint I have is that the title translation is totally inaccurate and has nothing to do with the book’s main plot, so you kind of end up waiting for a piece of story that never really shows up. My second complaint has to do with the way some parts of the story are written, they feel a little slow paced and can make the plot feel monotonous at times.
Despite this, I can say I enjoyed reading the novel, it has all the elements of my favorite kind of books (I love thrillers, mystery, suspense…) so you feel absorbed by the narration and also get this urge to keep reading and see what will happen next. Finally, the ending was very different and unexpected, this is not a fair nor happy ending, so if you don’t like those you might feel a bit disappointed but I think in this case this is one of the main elements that make this book special. Sardou did a great job and I will definitely consider reading something from his other works.