It has been almost four months since I finished reading Every Day but I still have not stopped thinking about this amazing novel. This is why I decideIt has been almost four months since I finished reading Every Day but I still have not stopped thinking about this amazing novel. This is why I decided to give it the precious five stars after all!
Please do yourselves a favor and give this book a try. It touches the heart and opens the mind. Let it touch your hearts and open your minds - to beautiful words that captured the power of love. ...more
A wondrous world of its own, reading The Night Circus is like entering a dream but a dream that is so real in all its wonderful details that waking upA wondrous world of its own, reading The Night Circus is like entering a dream but a dream that is so real in all its wonderful details that waking up and leaving the circus is always accompanied by sadness.
Even though it took me half an eternity to read this, I am sure many of the amazing ideas this book lives from will stay with me at least for the same amount of time. I'm already looking forward to rereading it with different eyes....more
I was in a funny mood and ended up in a bookstore, taking the first book that I came across and sat down to read maybe a nice romantic scene to feel bI was in a funny mood and ended up in a bookstore, taking the first book that I came across and sat down to read maybe a nice romantic scene to feel better.
The cherry tree blossoms on the German edition reminded me of a book I have re-read a few times and that got me interested, but the story has unfortunately nothing to do with Japan. And on top of that it did not at all hold what the text on the back promised. After skimming this book and reading here and there, I reached the end of the book after about 2 hours. I could have laughed out loud in the end for the simple reason that a) this was recommended by the people working in the store, b)this was worth a translation?, and c) I didn't get the whole point of this book! Is there one?
I have to admit that I did like Chris a bit - he was something different to read, which was kinda nice, but still: This book was not worth those two hours and it is not worth your time either! There is no character development - there's hardly any development at all. The same story could have been told better in a short story of maybe 30 pages. Some ideas were interesting but in the end they were just not referred to again, the end was so unsatisfying - I propose this one of the most unsatisfying endings in the histroy of unsatisfying endings.
I have to admit that I might have missed some of this book's "qualities" by simply skimming over it, but seriouly, I doubt it. The whole literature discussions that some readers praised... let's just say that I prefer allusions you have to uncover yourself. If I pick up a book with the title Good Oil, I am not looking for a book discussion of Great Expectations and really, I don't care what Chris (view spoiler)[the alcoholic (btw: his problem is neither solved nor even admitted!) (hide spoiler)] and Amelia the oh-so mature and funny 15 year-old love-sick pseudo-intellectual feminist (please remember that she is required to read all those books, which makes a hell of a difference) think about it.
Also, I am probably not within the realm of target readership for this book. But I wouldn't recommend this to younger readers, simply because there are a lot more better books out there. ["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>...more