The Binding by Bridget Collins: Book Review

Title: The Binding

Author: Bridget Collins

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers/The Borough Press

Publishing Date: 15th February 2019

My Rating: 4.5 stars

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Imagine you could erase your grief.

Imagine you could forget your pain.

Imagine you could hide a secret.


Before I start my babbling on how I much I loved this book, let me tell you that this is the most beautiful book I recently possess. I totally fell for the cover. Besides, the blurb is absolutely compelling and so the whole idea of the bookbinding.

‘The Binding’ is a story of Emmett, a farmer boy who starts his apprenticeship under a bookbinder. The art of bookbinding is not limited to crafting only beautiful books, but it embraces memories. He learns binding people, their secrets, their memories, their grief and stores them in library vaults where they’re kept safe forever. But, one day, he finds his own book and it’s when the story unfolds.


Though the book starts slow, it did pick up when the story of Emmett as an apprentice of bookbinder begins. I was totally immersed. The story is enchanting and didn’t let me stop until my eyes gave up. In haste to know the end, I wasn’t even blinking while reading the last few pages.

I almost loved every magical aura that was being created in the book. Bridget’s writing is spellbinding written with fine words. I’m still on hold of its magical narrative.

I would absolutely recommend ‘The Binding’ for its magical prose, absorbing story and fascinating concept.

Just read this book.



Have you happened to read this book? or thinking of it lately?

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