The Giant Dark is captivating and gorgeous. A sensual treat of a novel about youth, euphoria and the ways we chain ourselves to other people. Hasin creates a world where passion, love and duty mingle with artifice and false promise, and brings into that world two lovers whose combustible mix of desire and nostalgia will result in tragedy. It's a book to read when you're up alone late at night, missing people. When you've forgotten what it's like to dance in a crowd, to hold someone's hand, to lose yourself in another person, read this book.
A magical and dark story of lovers and muses, jealousy and secrets, and music, brilliantly told in Hasin's precise and devastating prose
The Giant Dark is a dreamy, lyrical, intense retelling of the myth of Orpheus and Eurydice - a beautiful and imaginative reinterpretation that had me spellbound. It's poetic, enigmatic and darkly poignant.
A masterful exploration of fame and followings. The antithesis between the construction of a personality by her devotees and the harsh reality of someone coming to terms with fame and juggling the day-to-day tensions of interpersonal relationships is what makes Hasin's novel particularly brilliant
Rich and immersive, The Giant Dark is a gorgeous novel about love and trauma, jealousy, art, and the mythologising effects of fame. A book to lose yourself in
A brilliant, intoxicating reimagining. A heady brew of art, love and its cataclysmic impact
Blindingly brilliant. Hasin is a force to be reckoned with and I cannot wait to read everything she writes
An elegant, visceral love story that is as of the moment as it is true to its classical origin. Sad, surprising and incredibly beautiful.
A wholly original story that explores themes of jealousy, trauma and the crippling effects of fame with visceral panache.
Heartbreaking, beautiful, epic. I loved it