Tuesdays with Morrie by Mitch Albom
Rating: * * * * *
“Have you ever really had a teacher? One who saw you as a raw but precious thing, a jewel that, with wisdom, could be polished to a proud shine? If you are lucky enough to find your way to such teachers, you will always find your way back” (192).
Summary: Tuesdays with Morrie is one of the most heart-warming yet utterly devastating stories I have ever read. It is absolutely beautiful, telling of a college professor who changed his students’ lives. One in particular returns to him while on his death bed, making what they call a final thesis together. The two document what they have learned, asking questions and answering from experience as Morrie reflects back onto his life. One of the most moving part of the novel: it’s a true story.
Review: I’ve read this novel six or seven times now, and it never gets old. This is the kind of book that changes your life no matter what stage your in and is a good reminder of what is important in life. We tend to get wrapped up in the meaningless — jobs for more money, money for more stuff, stuff for youth. Instead, we need to focus on the present. Bettering ourselves through who we are rather than what we have. Albom has changed my life by sharing Morrie with me and billions of others on the planet.
If you never read another book again, let this be your last.
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As an author myself, we spend so much time on the details of the story. The color of his eyes as the sun hits them, the sky at sunset and the brilliant greens of a field. Ultimately, our audience will never see our details, not the way we do, no matter how many words we use. Instead, we are victims to their own imaginations.
I know, I’m late. At least I’m reading it!
The Wild Things by Dave Eggers
Rating: * * *
Summary: For those of you who remember reading Maurice Sendak’s Where the Wild Things Are as a child, this book will appeal to you. Eggers takes Sendak’s book and expands it, going more into depth on the life of Max, the main character who escapes his troubles at home by running away. When he reaches an island inhabited by large animals, he attempts to solve their mundane problems by becoming their king. Reading this novel is like being sent back to childhood, further exploring Max’s world and your own imagination.
Review: Eggers does a wonderful job of collecting the thoughts of Sendak’s Where the Wild Things Are and expanding them into something that the inner child in all of us can enjoy. The images are absolutely spectacular and although this was written hand in hand with the script of the 2009 movie “Where the Wild Things Are,” there are subtle deviations in which Eggers states “I thought at first I would more or less transcribe the movie. But along the way, while getting lost, Max-like, in the thicket of the plot, I… generally added my own interpretations to the story of Max.”