Friday, September 24, 2010

a book I love

To anyone who believe's in the power of books, or any written word, Nicole Krauss's second novel The History of Love explores this concept in an original and fascinating way, entangling multiple lives that finally intersect at the end. A novel within a novel, The History of Love brought two people together in Spain, left a girl searching for the character she was named after, and revealed to another author who his biological father was, but all without the author's knowledge.

Simply put, "He fell in love. It was his life." The fictional tale of a man who wrote The History of Love without any expectations is deeply moving. Every endearing character is described through stories of their own life experiences, because, ultimately, isn't it the stories that make up a person? He touched many lives with lasting and overwhelming influence, by simply pouring his heart out on the page, without hesitation. To let go, to feel, to love.
I just finished this book, and could not wait to share a quick, little review of it, the book just left me so giddy inside. There are times the plot gets a bit confusing (switching points of view, timelines, entangling relatives), but plow through and it will all come together. The reward is great!
I recommend to everyone.

7 comments:

Michelle (michabella) said...

Oooo. I think I will have to give this a read! Thanks for sharing! <3

Brittany said...

I NEED to check this out!

It looks fabulous!

p.s. Hosting a giveaway! Come check it out girl!

Taj Acosta said...

This looks great! Thanks for sharing it!

Elle Sees said...

I'm adding this to my Fall Reading List!

Grace said...

I'll have to look out for this!

Love Grace.

JP said...

I will have to add this to my reading list. Thanks!

Amber Whitehouse said...

Did you know the History of Love author is the wife of Jonathon Safran Foer (he is the author of Everything is Illuminated and Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close)?

I just read Extremely Loud and I am NOT normally a fiction reader, but this is the most wonderful book. You MUST read it.

History of Love was great, too :)