june 21, 2014 :
an old favorite of mine i've been re-reading at the pool today.
read extremely loud & incredibly close. especially if you've just finished the road and feel depressed and sad because of it. not to say that you didn't enjoy it, because it's totally beautiful and you definitely did. it just made you sad and that's okay because lucky for you-- this book exists to make you happy. at least it does for me today, because in this book the world isn't ending and there aren't desperately hungry and disgusting people hunting scared and nice people down to eat them. no, here there is oskar in new york city on the wonderfully sad but beautiful reconnoissance expedition his father as left for him. oskar makes me smile because of his faux-swear words and leads me to consider things i've never thought about before.
read extremely loud & incredibly close. this book has kind of changed my life. i never talked with strangers or tried to interact with people i haven't formally met before, not that i consistently do that now, but because of this book-- i always try to. everybody has a story.