When you were a baby I sat very still to hold you. I could see the veins through your skin like a map to inside you. I stopped breathing so you wouldn't ... You were just a boy on a bed in a room, like a kaleidoscope is a tube full of bits of broken glass. But the way I saw you was pieces... show more
When you were a baby I sat very still to hold you. I could see the veins through your skin like a map to inside you. I stopped breathing so you wouldn't ... You were just a boy on a bed in a room, like a kaleidoscope is a tube full of bits of broken glass. But the way I saw you was pieces refracting the light, shifting into an infinite universe of flowers and rainbows and insects and planets, magical dividing cells, pictures no one else knew ... Your whole life you can be told something is wrong and so you believe it.
Publish date: November 4th 2003
Pages no: 160
Edition language: English
Short but sweet. I think I just loved everything about it. The writing is amazing, poetic, romantic. The story is good: told through three POVs. I think I hoped for things to turn out the way they did (which is super twisted) and it's interesting to see what the author did with the story. I'll have ...
This book has good story, only problem is writing. I didn't like it. It was confusing, sometimes even boring. Some writers have ability to write amazing things with well know story, I would say typical love story. Those writers are great, I doesn't matter if you know what's gonna happen, you can "fe...
Exquisite writing, such lyrical prose without seeming try-hard or overwrought. I liked the POV changes, and it was only far into the book when I realized the italicized ones were Lex and flipped back to the beginning to reread parts. And then at the end, when I realized Lex's POV and Marina's later ...
You know, I always think I should like Francesca Lia Block, that I do like her, and then I read her stuff and am reminded that, no, she's not particularly my cup of tea. She does a lot of interesting things with her narrative structure and the way she tells her story, but 1) I don't think her flight...
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