Reader. Writer. Poet. Bookworm. Metalhead. Hedonist. Running away from reality.
To start I would love to introduce you to the amazing reading experience I just had. When I started receiving books for review I always thought it would be just that, reading and writing a review. But with this book I experienced so much, so much more.
When I received this book in the mail I didn't even take the time to look at it since have so many other books that waited for a review and some many books I needed to read for school. But then, one evening I was feeling especially down and in search of something to cheer me up I felt the pull towards the title "This One Thing" on my shelf. I picked it up and was amazed by the beautiful cover. When I opened the book a piece of paper fell out. I was confused, but simply thought the author was just one of those vain writers that wanted everyone to have their autographs, but as I picked up the piece of paper I realized it was a letter. I found out that the author lived near my home and through that short, but meaningful letter I learnt a lot.
This One Thing is a semi-autobiographic story of a child whose parent get divorce and it follows his struggles with a unloving family. But more importantly we learn how he managed to accept his sexual orientation in his difficult situation and how he grew as a person.
I myself loved the novel. It was very insightful and very mature. It showed the world and the things in it as they are, not as they would perhaps in a alternate and better universe be. I enjoyed learning about the main character Daniel and I was very eager to turn the page and learn more about his life.
But, the one thing I must point out is the fact that I really did not enjoyed the sex scenes. I understand why the author, Damian Maher chose to put them in, but still most of the time I felt as if they were forsed on the plot and simply weren't neccessary.
One thing is quite clear, Damian Maher really is a "maher"(a croatian word for an expert in some skill) in his writing.
SInce school is finally over, I am ready to hit my book shelves!
This weekend I read 8 books. Yeah, I know, crazy!
But I am so happy and proud.
If you are wandering what I read:
Dorian, by Will Self
Lover Enshrined #6.1, by J.R, Ward
Lover Enshrined #6.2, by J.R. Ward
Hallowed, by Cynthia Hand
Perfume, by Patrick Süskind
Pandemonium, by Lauren Oliver
Before I Fall, by Lauren Oliver
The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, by C.S. Lewis
Would you like for me to write a review? :D