Review: The Plagiarist by Hugh Howey


ImageSummary (from Goodreads):

Adam Griffey is living two lives. By day, he teaches literature. At night, he steals it. Adam is a plagiarist, an expert reader with an eye for great works. He prowls simulated worlds perusing virtual texts, looking for the next big thing. And when he finds it, he memorizes it page by page, line by line, word for word. And then he brings it back to his world. 

But what happens when these virtual worlds begin to seem more real than his own? What happens when the people within them mean more to him than flesh and blood? What happens when a living thing falls in love with someone who does not actually exist?


This was a mind bending, confronting, thought-provoking read that can only be gauged by reading it. I’m still thinking about the themes of the novel, which I find is a good sign. All I can say is not to believe too much about what is said about English teachers, and to read it. Recommended.


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