I’m not really sure what to think about this book. It felt a bit weir when I finished it.
It’s not a book that I would normally choose to read. It has almost no punctuation at all. Only a few stories do. And note how I call them stories instead of chapters.
There are five parts to the book and (correct me if I’m wrong), every part has five stories. Every story belongs to a different person. At times it was easy to link them to one another (Jed and Daniel), but most of the time it didn’t make any sense at all.
It also didn’t really get to me that easily, because it wasn’t really written like a real story. It had a bit of a poetic strike to it. And it took me quite a while to find a nice way to read it.
But this doesn’t mean it was a bad book. There were parts that I really liked. Like the alphabetic story.
I also collected a few quotes from the book that I really liked.
I can’t pretend to know how to smoke. I just do it.
I can’t pretend to know what love is. It just is.
And he says he doesn’t know what to do and I suggest he just give up on me and he says ‘That’s not an option’.
Hours cannot measure what I feel housed inside me like a caged tiger.
How strange it feels to talk about it.
How was I planning to get through this alone?
Loss takes a much ass love does, sometimes more.
Low voices still say it was my fault.
Lures of truth turn out to be hooks.
Notice how fickle feelings can be.
Now I’m better, now I’m worse.
Nowhere is written how to deal with this.
Seesaw through the haze.
Sing out all the doubts you ever had.
Singe the memories, because the are the things that get lost in the fire.
How to be alone
Remember that at any given moment there are a thousand things you can love.
All in all it was a special book. For one, because it was the first one in the Smaxx series. And secondly because it made me feel so diverted.
So Maxx, thank you for making me read this. And I saved you a quote. When reading this, I immediately thought of you. Cause you make me happy.
There is no word for our kind of friendship.
Two people who don’t see each other much, but can make each other effortlessly happy.
See you in February.
PS: Don’t forget to read Maxx’s review!