While I have spent a lifetime reading a wide variety of books, I am always on the lookout for something new, mysterious and intriguing. I have gone from being satisfied with fantasy stories (think Dungeons and Dragons and that kind of thing) to looking for literature that stimulates my mind and makes me think.
That isn’t too much to ask, right?
So you can imagine how intrigued I was when a good friend of mine suggested that I check out the new book by Kuro Yamamato, La Sambre. She has similar literary tastes as I do, so I knew that it had to be something special.
I headed over to their website and I learned about this new book which promised to be unconventional compared to most literary works of our day. As I dug deeper into the site, I felt like I was being sucked down a rabbit hole, and after a few minutes, I had more questions than answers.
But I was hooked.
As I rushed to find the “buy button”, I discovered that this book wasn’t even being distributed in the traditional sense – there was no way to buy it either.
I was shocked.
Thankfully there was a way to get a copy of the book – by it being gifted. I filled out the contact form and made a request for this book. While I don’t know if that will happen, I do know one thing – this has been a unique experience that I will remember for the rest of my life.
Hopefully I will have the opportunity to hold the book in my hands some day.