The concept of growing up has been evolving in my head recently, with a lot of changes occurring constantly, in my personality and mindset and ideology... It is both mindblowing and equally terrifying.
If I loved this book for one reason, it was the fact that there was no sugar-coating. The author was not into the business of saying that she was a hero or that she won and beat grief once her brother was gone and restful. She was achingly honest...
The great thing about the human mind, what stimulates and motivates it to function and what doesn’t, is that while a stimulus is present, it is living in complete illusion, with complete disregarding of facts. Once the stimulus is removed, it can see facts clearly, and realizes that most of what it has been imagining and planning for is nothing but a mere dream.
“Be fearless in the pursuit of what sets your soul on fire.” For a long time I saw this quote everywhere. For a long time I believed in it. Made it my daily mantra. Took it upon myself to do whatever it is in my power to get to what sets my soul on fire.
The thing with this novel is that it received so much media coverage, plus the series adaptation, that one does not really feel at ease saying that they didn’t like it or didn’t approve much to it... so if you’re looking for a review to tell you whether you should read the book or not, I’m terribly sorry that I won’t be the one to provide it for you.
It’s always true that novels are seas of words and emotions and ideas transported from the mind of someone who’s really good with words--aka the author--to someone who’s really interested in words--aka the reader--but it’s especially true with historical fiction.
I may be a hypocrite, but the main reason why I’m writing this post is because I miss blogging and it’s gonna be two more weeks until I finish the phenomenal novel in my hands and review it. So I decided to ramble, again, about something that sparked up in my head the other day.
It’s how I like to call it lately. A lot of people may call it a lot of different things, but the truth is I haven’t scientifically researched it very well; this state of a disrupted mind, and the deep sense of despair at the fact that your life is going by in front of your eyes like you might watch a tape, but you’re not taking any important role in it.