sometimes I whisper
all the madness
to my shadows.
We’re all waiting, in absence, for presence.
If you’d let me
I shall borrow
tears of sorrow
that lay impressed
on your cheeks.
coloured with stars
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
*SPOILERS* [Not many though, but the most important one]
This is my second book of the summer break and as reminded by the novel itself, it was a LOVELY read. To be honest sometimes it does bother me to see how ‘romanticizing mental illness’ is emerging as a new genre, but lets be HONEST honest. We still crave it. There is something about this category in itself that makes me go crazy every single time a new book pops up.
I haven’t read Fault in the Stars so I wouldn’t be able to compare the too even if I wanted to. But the book in itself is a fine one. I like the idea of different perspectives as far as the characters are concerned. There is a certain hopelessness to it beautifully dressed in melancholia. But at some parts I felt there was something lacking, specially at the very start. I wasn’t able to connect with the characters much. It was only when I was done with like 1/4th of it when I started to binge read. The end specially after Finch’s death was amazing. I loved the idea how everything seemed to connect with the pre-demise period.
Last part is the portrayal of Indiana. I like how it is portrayed and how importance has been given to it. That for sometime made me want to go explore my State even though, for as long as I can remember, there was ‘nothing much to see’ here. I like the feeling of wanderlust consuming me which is one of the things I do look forward to in a book. In all it was grand.
You’re allowed to be both a masterpiece, and a work in progress simultaneously.
*a much needed quote!*