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Oct 08, Mariel rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: I kind of ruined this review for ever writing it by writing it in my head while I was doing other stuff like working or driving.
Not the doing other stuff but that I took it down too many other paths to get back to where I had been.
In my head I loved when Grossman discovered that his father wanted to show him where he had lived when he gave him his favorite stories from childhood.
I wanted to learn how to keep my heart in a world that is colder than the dry eye that springs up around the defeated Witch of the West. She has a lot of sisters. I relived being talked to like a person in chopped off talking heads nowhere land. Change the conversations, say what you mean, turn on the damned lights.
The politics part I was relieved enormously like when someone is sane in a room of straight jacketed bull shit.
I take a lot of words and feelings inside myself from what I read and hear to hope against the opposite ends of my anti-words that they will be enough when I need them.
Ideas, something to play with and keep warm. The anti-words are not silence but what would drown out by taking away. I can go "quiet" and do nothing but read for months and months. It settles the dust on my confusion when it is too much when it works. She has written my very favorite reviews and comments I have ever read on goodreads.
If you could feel understood it is that kind of feeling. It has infinite value to me, this feeling. The smallest things can mean a lot to me on here.
But my favorite is when Emilie said about Martin Millar in her comment thread for his Lonely Werewolf Girl I would read this forever and be happy that she felt that he was writing friends for himself. I have thought about this so many times since then.
I have used it to explain feelings to myself about books. I have wanted to write friends for myself. I have been afraid of writing friends for myself because it takes a lot of materials to be able to create in this way. I feel afraid of forgetting how to do anything else.
My feeling is that it has taken Martin Millar so long to finish writing the third Kalix book because of this. I stopped checking his blog for updates because it was painful to read about his addictions to some new video game.
But I need you to write friends for me! If only someone else could do it for me. David Grossman has this world of scales in miniature and when you feel small like a kid again of writing for yourself. He gets it like no one else I know of but Emilie and probably Martin Millar have understood.Disclaimer: This work has been submitted by a student.
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In these six essays on politics and culture in Israel, he addresses the conscience of a country that has lost faith in its leaders and its ideals.
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