Self Discovery

People often say that this or that person has not yet found himself. But the self is not something one finds, it is something one creates. ~Thomas Szasz, "Personal Conduct," The Second Sin, 1973

Sunday, May 9, 2010

The history of love by Nicole Krausse

This book was so amazing it made you feel happy and sad all at once and it was as if you've known the characters for years. I can't say what my favorite part was because to me there wasn't one time where i felt bored. when i started reading i didn't want to sleep or even eat (i did though lol). It was absolutely spell binding. Because of the fact that i don't know how to explain it to you i'l just give you the book overview that i found online

Book overview

Leo Gursky is just about surviving, tapping his radiator each evening to let his upstairs neighbor know he's still alive. But life wasn't always like this: sixty years ago, in the Polish village where he was born, Leo fell in love and wrote a book. And though Leo doesn't know it, that book survived, inspiring fabulous circumstances, even love. Fourteen-year-old Alma was named after a character in that very book. And although she has her hands full--keeping track of her brother, Bird (who thinks he might be the Messiah), and taking copious notes on How to Survive in the Wild--she undertakes an adventure to find her namesake and save her family. With consummate, spellbinding skill, Nicole Krauss gradually draws together their stories.

1 comment:

  1. Yep i loved the aged peoples view on life. sad and hilarious all at once