The Midnight Library: A Novel Review

RediksiaWednesday, 21 June 2023 | 01:55 GMT+0000
The Midnight Library by Matt Haig
The Midnight Library by Matt Haig

DIKSIA.COM - Have you ever wondered how your life would be different if you had made different choices? What if you could explore the infinite possibilities of your existence and find out what truly makes you happy?

This is the premise of , a novel by , a bestselling author from England.

is a that explores the themes of regret, happiness, and the meaning of life through the eyes of Nora Seed, a young woman who is dissatisfied with her life and decides to end it.

However, instead of dying, she finds herself in a mysterious library that contains books of all the lives she could have lived if she had made different decisions.

With the help of a librarian, she gets to try out some of these lives and see how they would affect her and the people around her.

The Midnight Library is a novel that combines elements of science fiction, magical realism, and philosophy to create a captivating and thought-provoking story that will make you reflect on your own life and choices.

In this article, we will review The Midnight Library by and discuss its plot, characters, themes, writing style, pros and cons, and conclusion. We will also provide a meta description and relevant tags for this article.

Novel Details

  • Title: The Midnight Library
  • Author: Matt Haig
  • Genres: Fiction, Fantasy, Contemporary, Magical Realism
  • Chapters: 32
  • Rating: 4.01/5 (Goodreads)
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Canongate Books
  • First published: August 13, 2020


Nora Seed is a lonely and depressed woman who feels like she has nothing to live for. She has lost her job, her cat, her brother, her best friend, and her fiance.

She regrets many of the choices she has made in her life and wishes she could have done things differently. On the night of her 35th birthday, she decides to take an overdose of antidepressants and end her misery.

However, instead of dying, she wakes up in a strange place called the Midnight Library, a library that exists between life and death and contains books of all the lives she could have lived if she had made different choices.