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This book was on my to read list, I guess I must have read about it somewhere as an up and coming fantasy book Anyway, I added it to my to read list and then later won it in a GoodReads giveaway I wish I didn t have to give this such a low rating since the book isn t even out yet, but I just didn t care for it There s just too much about the book that doesn t make sense to me Like characters come out of books, but they don t behave according to their character in the book, they behave however the person that brought them out THINKS they could act They come out of the book and are instantly at home in our world they can even shapeshift and look totally different It just doesn t make sense to me.I did not care for it. Oh this was a delight As a literature major this book hit deeply close to my heart This book brings favorite classics to life quite literally There s five Dr Darcys in this book lol.This is a love letter to literature and academics who study literature Even if you ve never been a literature major, this book is a blast to read.What s charming is this book is really about two brothers who try to figure out who they are and work through their relationship with each other At the heart it s a story of siblings and it s really well done I love the complexity built in their relationship. Thank you to Netgalley for providing me with this book in exchange for my honest opinion It will be available for purchase on July 23rd.If you enjoy The Book Jumper, Mr Penumbra s 24 hour Bookstore, or even the TV show The Librarians, you ll love this book It celebrates the bond between a reader and a really good book I fell in love with this book before the first chapter had even ended.Charlie Sutherland is a prodigy Brilliant at languages, he teaches Dickensian literature at a university He also has the sometimes unfortunate tendency to read characters out of books He can also put them back, but they don t always want to go.The book opens with Charlie s older brother Rob, receiving a phone call Charlie s accidentally read Uriah Heep out of David Copperfield and needs help catching him so that he can be read back into his book When Rob and Charlie finally catch him, Uriah warns that a new world is coming, brought into being by another book summoner From there, Charlie and his less than enthusiastic brother are drawn into a fight for both fiction and reality.I loved Charlie He was a delightful combination of brilliance and naivete He was a bit uncomfortable in his own skin unless he was discussing books Then he had an enthusiasm and confidence that a was a ton of fun to read He also looked up to Rob so much, and Rob couldn t really see it.The book is told largely from Rob s perspective as he s drawn into a world where fiction and reality collide He feels largely out of his element, and he s a little resentful of Charlie for that He was such a complicated character, often at odds with himself, and made for a great narrator.My other favorite character the last one, I promise was Dorian Gray He was selfish and intelligent, unsettling, and unapologetic about who he was or any choices he d ever made He was exactly the way he always seemed to me in Oscar Wilde s book, and I loved every scene he was in.The twists weren t very twisty I saw them all coming It didn t dull my enjoyment of the book at all, however It was highly entertaining, and surprisingly thought provoking I ll definitely read this again in the future. I m so excited about this one The Ultimate Book Lover S Fantasy, Featuring A Young Scholar With The Power To Bring Literary Characters Into The World, For Fans Of The Magicians,Mr Penumbra S Hour Bookstore, And The Invisible LibraryFor His Entire Life, Charley Sutherland Has Concealed A Magical Ability He Can T Quite Control He Can Bring Characters From Books Into The Real World His Older Brother, Rob A Young Lawyer With A Normal House, A Normal Fiancee, And An Utterly Normal Life Hopes That This Strange Family Secret Will Disappear With Disuse, And He Will Be Discharged From His Life S Duty Of Protecting Charley And The Real World From Each Other But Then, Literary Characters Start Causing Trouble In Their City, Making Threats About Destroying The World And For Once, It Isn T Charley S DoingThere S Someone Else Who Shares His Powers It S Up To Charley And A Reluctant Rob To Stop Them, Before These Characters Tear Apart The Fabric Of Reality This book was on my radar for several months before its release The concept alone was enough to make it an instant buy A character who can read literary characters and objects into reality But even that could have only been okay if it wasn t written right And this was written very, very right It s a love letter to stories and how we read them and what they mean to us It s a story about families and identity and secrets and the nature of reality There s a passage at the very beginning where Charley one of my favorite recent characters has written about how he reads books into reality It took my breath away and I kept coming back to it Same with the last few chapters There s so much packed in there to ponder I will definitely read this again, but maybe after reading some Dickens, particularly David Copperfield, some Sherlock Holmes, and maybe Dorian Gray as well And I won t spoil the characters who make an appearance other than this imagine the White Witch from Narnia riding into battle on a motorcycleThis is easily going to be part of my end of the year best books list. Starred review from Kirkus touted as for fans of Goodreads Giveaway Charles had an unusual birth and unusual abilities A prodigy, he is a summoner , one who engrossed in a story can pull the characters from the pages He learns to put them back or does he One day he and his brother Rob fall through a brick wall into The Street An alternate reality populated with living story characters They learn that there is another summoner in town, one who wants to create a new world , destroying all they hold dear Banding together the battle begins The age old good versus evil plot dressed in fresh, new clothes Sherlock Holmes, David Copperfield, Dorian Grey, the White Witch, et al together in the same story How delightful An engaging read maybe it s time to revisit the classics As literary invertebrates aka bookworms we love books, so books about books are like having our cake and eating it too, amiright Enter The Unlikely Escape of Uriah Heep by H.G Parry, a story about a man who can bring characters out of books into the real world by reading, and the effects that has on him, his family, and the city in New Zealand where they live The story opens with the accidental summoning and unlikely escape of the infamous Dickensian villain Uriah Heep and picks up steam from there.We see the events unfold through the first person pov of Rob Sutherland, the older and non magical brother of Charley, who is our summoner Charley started reading characters out of books at the age of four, starting with The Cat in the Hat Can you even imagine How freaking awesome would that be as a kid Hell, even as a parent, I ll admit I d be pretty stoked to meet the Cat Lol It wasn t easy, however, for Rob to be the older brother of a genius who graduated with a Ph.D from Oxford at the age of 19, who also just happens to be able to summon characters from books at inopportune times It quickly becomes clear that Rob harbors quite a bit of resentment there but he still feels the need to try to protect Charley as much as possible while aslo complaining about it So, mostly typical sibling stuff When Rob and Charley are attacked by the Hound of the Baskervilles they realize that not only is there another summoner out there but they likely know Charley s secret and don t exactly want to be friends What follows is a race to discover who the other summoner is, what they want with Charley, and how to stop them before innocent people and characters get killed Along the way we meet a number of other easily recognizable classic literary characters, including Sherlock Holmes, Mr Darcy, The White Witch, Dr Frankenstein, and Dorian Gray, among others.This incredible story is a love letter to books, specifically Victorian era classics It s a wonderfully well written fantasy, with a healthy dose of literary theory and analysis, interspersed with mystery, and laced with an examination of familial bonds and the love between brothers A must read for book lovers of all flavors.In a word delightful Thanks to Redhook Orbit and NetGalley for the ARC All opinions are my own. Have you ever wondered what it might be like if your favorite literary characters came to life You may want to rethink that wish because it might not turn out very well at all.Charley was born with a unique gift He can magically summon literary characters to life When they arrive they are imbued with the characteristics that the reader has imagined so it can be a bit unpredictable Rob s older brother has struggled with his relationship with his little brother now that they are in the same city He s torn between feeling as though he needs to take care of Charley and wanting his little brother to be independent enough to deal with his own problems.This book is part love letter to literary characters and part magical mystery There are other characters dwelling in secret in the city and it becomes clear that someone else must have the same powers as Charley Thus begins the mystery of where the characters are coming from and what they re up to I loved the relationship between Charley and Rob The characters are well developed and Parry has definitely managed a difficult genre expertly It s not easy to add well loved characters to your novel and make them unique and still true to their original Bravo You don t have to have read Dickens etc to enjoy this book, but it will probably make it a lot of an adventure if you have