I remember reading this book at about 2:00 am (+5:30 GMT), past midnight. Having read it the whole day, still was like if it could have been read for...moreI remember reading this book at about 2:00 am (+5:30 GMT), past midnight. Having read it the whole day, still was like if it could have been read for an entire 24hrs would fall short such interesting the book is.
I wonder how well this author can adapt and his mastery in writing fictions. If anyone says me that he’s the one who has written Kane & Able, a cross-border, multi-decadal drama has written this cross-nation, high speed espionage book, I wouldn’t believe him.
GIVING THIS PIECE OF WORK ANYTHING LESS THAN 4/5 WOULD BE A HEINOUS CRIME. It deserves more but I am a well-renowned miser when it comes to score something. It sticks to your hands like a magnet, it would, and such is its plot. The only book which comes near to it is The Day of The Jackal.
With COMING OUT OF THE STEREOTYPE SPY MOVIE AND NOVELS, where spy goes and seduces and gets seduced by girls, uses out of the world weapons, kills 10 bad guys with one single bullet, it portrays a man as normal as any other person would be. With killing kept to the bare minimum level and very little one on one encounter it is just as the things happen. Equally normal was the other characters which is sure to leave a deep impression as we go through.
It MUST BE STRICTLY READ, without thinking twice. I can bet any of the things I got that same would be the review above.
“Maybe I’m not such a shitty writer. But I can’t pull my ideas together, people. My thoughts are stars I can’t fathom into constellations.” And as Aug...more“Maybe I’m not such a shitty writer. But I can’t pull my ideas together, people. My thoughts are stars I can’t fathom into constellations.” And as Augustus Waters did, I too fear OBLIVION.
WARNING: SPOILERS…SPOILERS and SPOILERS
We all might have read cancer books and then have watched cancer movies as cancer itself is quite a orgasmic plot to work on, wherein there will be a kid suffering from cancer and wants to this and that and cannot and keeping all such movies and books aside, there is this The Fault In Our Stars. Having said this I would not completely deny that this was not a cancer book, because it was, as there is reference to cancer in almost every page which is quite a no issue for me. But it was not JUST A CANCER BOOK and unlike other typecast books the best thing it has is the naturally-beautiful writing of John Green. Then it has Hazel Grace Lancaster and Augustus Waters in it, and anyone who has read it would know that the combination of these three makes it different from other books and movies.
There was Hazel Grace Lancaster
and she’s a cancer patient where her lung has trouble in acting as lung. And the most wonderful thing is she’s just like I am, A LONER and when she finds reading books in her room rather than making friends and watching some daily soap like for a thousandth time, I knew I made the right choice. But the bad part she had CANCER and so was made to attend some Support Group (as if just cancer was not enough) where other cancer nerds shared their gloomy stories which is believed to give them motivation to ‘fight cancer’(phew). It was this Support Group where Hazel Grace first met Augustus Waters.
“What else? She is so beautiful. You don’t get tired of looking at her. You never worry if she is smarter than you: You know she is. She is funny without ever being mean. I love her. I am so lucky to love her, Van Houten. You don’t get to choose if you get hurt in this world, old man, but you do have some say in who hurts you. I like my choices. I hope she likes hers.”
And then there was Augustus Waters
and anyone who had read the complete book would like to be him, irrespective of the ultimate consequence. Ask me, I would have happily been Augustus Waters even it meant losing my one leg. He was a CHARMER, HANDSOME, CHARISMATIC, ENERGETIC, MAGNETIC, NON-SMOKER, PATIENT and he fell for Hazel Grace and Hazel Grace feel for him and what could have been better. And then one encouragement from Augustus’s house (you will come to know as you read the book) read;
But the worst part he too had CANCER and believe me that is like the worst part. AUGUSTUS HAVING CANCER. Osteosarcoma the form was(I know very little about it). Anyway he had to lose half of his one leg due to osteosarcoma. And then it was only Augustus Waters and Hazel Grace in the entire book. And were like what we would have been, so very natural and pictorial. One can almost relate through the things going on because that is what how the things happen. It was like a movie going on and the couples saying, “yes, the same happened to us, didn't it?” well almost most of them would have, I guess, I may be wrong as I am not very much into love….
And then it gave me this
and then this gave me Isaac, another cancer guy who has to lose his eyes later… and these three made the best friends and astonishingly shared five legs, four eyes and two and a half working pair of lungs among them….
And apart from these it gave us dream-killer Peter Van Houten and his creation An Imperial Affliction (looking forward to read it)…
Now as the protagonists and antagonist are done lets come to the book and what it has qualitatively. I watched espionage movies and believed that I am strong and can kill people and do all heroic stunts. FANTASY. This collection of 300 pages (approximately) has shown me what is life, what it is like losing someone and we must sometime keep aside our greater happiness and give attention to the universe, the very small and minute things around. When others said that The Kite Runner made them cry and I was like what is wrong with me then, has all the saline-water dried up in my body(keep no doubt, The Kite Runner is an excellent book to read). But no it needed The Fault in Our Stars to do that. Believe me, I won’t be lying or exaggerating, being a boy, if it wouldn’t have been 2 am, GMT +5:30 (that is when I finished the book), I would have cried my lungs out. But thinking about my neighbours and family I just wept. It does make people cry because you can just visualize the scenes clearly playing in front of your eyes and therein lays the expertise of John Green. You would find at least a sentence each page to be read twice and thrice because it is just what you have expected it to be like. Curses to Mr. John Green for giving me tears and sleepless night. Thank You. And since I have completed it I am actually unable to think about anything else, but, “What a slut time is. She screws everybody.” and "Conjoiner rejoinder poisoner concealer revelator. Look at it, rising up and rising down, taking everything with it." "What’s that?" Anna asked. "Water," the Dutchman said. "Well, and Time.” And thus I would be healed like Augustus might be getting healed and would be whole playing harps and basketball in heaven. If you would ask me, I personally would not recommend this book to anyone because, “Sometimes, you read a book and it fills you with this weird evangelical zeal, and you become convinced that the shattered world will never be put back together unless and until all living humans read the book. And then there are books like An Imperial Affliction, which you can't tell people about, books so special and rare and yours that advertising your affection feels like betrayal” And like I did in my childhood, sleeping along with my favorite things beside me as Hazel Grace did sleep with her BiPAP so would my copy of TFIOS would be the same to me. I would be actually betraying myself if I happen to give anything less than 5 stars to TFIOS. A million stars would actually have sufficed. Read it and if you happen to have a weak heart then too read it, it is something worth dying for. (less)