Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Do You See?

I don’t like doing book reviews. It may the only time I find myself at a loss for words. If I truly love something…then I turn into a babbling idiot. If I hate it, well then the words of my mother haunt me. If you can’t say something nice, say nothing at all. But that’s only a part of it. Our reviews are just opinions and one person’s take may be the complete opposite of someone else’s. I also appreciate how hard it is to write, and how much blood and sweat we spill onto each page, so to belittle any of that makes me cringe.
And I don’t cringe easily.

I am not going to review the book I read last night. But I am going to say, I cried. Not silent, pretty little tears but the kind that claw their way up your throat and choke you on the way out, that squeeze your heart until each ragged breath is a study in pain.  When I was done, the world looked different somehow.  Maybe a little clearer.  And now I can’t stop thinking about this story.

Read it. Then tell me if you don’t think what all of us really want…is just to be seen.


  1. Wow, that is a compelling review. And that's one gorgeous cover. This is going on my Christmas wish list.

  2. Ooh, you've got me intrigued. Wow, what kind of book would send my sister from another mister into the ugly cry? Gotta go check this out.

  3. I don't like writing reviews, either. Writing is so subjective and I cringe at the thought that my opinion might sway someone else to NOT buy the book. It seems unfair, somehow.

    But I liked this "non-review review". You focused on how the book impacted you, and that alone makes me want to read it!


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