Sunday, 13 July 2014

Read It Or Not: Zoology

These past few months I have done quite well on the reading front but not so much on the writing and publishing posts front. Soon after I finished How I Live Now, I started Zoology and finished that within a week but forgot to publish my thoughts on it on here. The same goes for Looking For Alaska and Little Women which I also read shortly after I was done with Zoology. So here I am, in July, finally sharing my views on Zoology - my book for the month of May.

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Written by Ben Dolnick, Zoology is the coming of age story of a recent college drop out called Henry Elinsky, and how he tries to make sense of the path he is to take now with the help of his brother. The book was written in such a way that we are let in on the unfiltered thoughts of the character which took me by surprise. Getting to read how he honestly views the world made me think of the saying, "think before you speak",  and made me wonder how conversations people have will change if everyone conveyed their thoughts in their purest form. Although they story did not beguile me, it was however well written and had resounding themes that anyone can relate to- family, self-actualisation, love etc. 

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Read it or not...that is your choice.

Mo x