I love to read and you must also, since you’re here! My 'currently-reading' list always includes a book I am reading as well as one I'm listening to. This blog, a labor of love and a constant work-in-progress, is a way for me to share my thoughts about what I've read; I'm not a pro but I am passionate! I have purposely not summarized plot lines because the people that do that professionally are so darn good at it. I hope you enjoy the opinions and musings you find here. Thank you for visiting!
"Outside of a dog, a book is a man's best friend. Inside of a dog it's too dark to read." Groucho Marx
I read Green's The Fault In Our Stars just before the movie release and was so enchanted with his writing style I couldn't wait to read another of his novels. Though intriguing and certainly thought provoking, I wasn't nearly as engaged in Looking for Alaska as I was in The Fault In Our Stars. Looking for Alaska doesn't have the laugh-out-loud humor or create the deep emotional ties TFIOS does. My level of interest in Looking for Alaska was certainly enough to keep my attention for the duration but I never experienced any particular attachment to any of the characters. That said, I loved Green's brilliant approach of centering the novel around the moment that ultimately defines the characters in the book. The event takes on a B.C./A.D. aura and I got a deep sense of the intense effect wrought on the characters as the novel transitions from the countdown to the time after.