byPub Date: 12 Feb 2019
Louis is a 18th century carpenter who is murdered in the beautiful bed he created. As his soul refuses to go to the afterlife he is bound to the bed with his lifeblood on in and has to follow the bed through the centuries.
This novel had the feel to it of the 19th century English and German books I had to read in school: lengthy introductions of every new character and as a reader you can see in everone's heart. This made it sometimes a very slow read.
Another characteristic is the recurring theme of a untrustworthy love interest. Men seem nice but under the influence of rage or drink turn into monsters. Even the very nice ones.
Some elements of the book are certainly interesting like the moment the town is infected with the Spanish flu and also the twist at the end. However for a slow novel the end was quite sudden.
A 3 stars out of 5.