Last week, I got the chance to finish two beautiful books, namely, The Lover’s Dictionary by David Levithan and The Sense of an Ending by Julian Barnes. The Lover’s Dictionary is cute, very creative because it tells the life of a New York couple through words arranged like in a dictionary. Its definition comes from examples and experiences that they encounter when they were together. It is a short book, and you can finish it in a few hours if you have the time. Must-read.
The other book, The Sense of an Ending, is more philosophical. When you read it, it feels like the main character speaks to you in your face. He shares his tribulation and his hang-ups on life now that he is already in his dawning years. Brilliantly written, very intelligent. No wonder it won the Booker Prize this year.
I am currently reading Abraham Verghese Cutting For Stone, a heartwarming story of twins born in Ethiopia to an Indian mother and British father. The mother died during her delivery of the twins, Marion and Shiva, and the father leave them during their birth. The twins were reared by two doctors in the same hospital that their mother work for.
I have not yet finish reading it, but every time I am transported to the story, it feels like it has the potential to be a film. This is the most searing, heart-breaking book I read since A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini.