Tuesday, June 22, 2010
My Tommy Heart
Every so often you read a book.
Not just any book.
But something that really, really wakes you up.
Or as Ryan would say, it shook my heart.
Last weekend I had my nose buried in the pages of Kazuo Ishiguro’s Never Let Me Go.
I don’t think I’ve ever whipped a book across the room in a fit of rage. But I did.
I felt sad.
It was a story I loved/hated reading.
I would have to say he’s an exceptional writer because he made me feel things so intensely. I really want to forget this one, but I don’t think I’ll ever be able to shake it off.
Do you accept what you cannot change and find happiness wherever you can? Or do you fight for something more? Does hope crush you? Or lift you?
Have any books shaken your heart recently?