Tuesday, June 27, 2006

The History of Love

by Nicole Krauss (read June 2006)
This book is amazing, unusual, confusing, provactive, creative, tender, sad, humorous and multidimensional. It's moved onto my favorite-of-all-time books' list. There's no way to describe it or even explain the stroyline. I thought at times that I was going to loose my mind trying to figure things out. I was compelled to keep reading, even more so than in many mysteries, because I HAD to know how everything was going to come together. I still keep thinking about little things from the book even though I've finished it. I suspect I will read this one again. If you think you might want to read it don't let anyone tell you too much about it. I went in knowing nothing about the plot or characters and so it was all pure wonder. Krauss is a gifted writer. I can't comprehend how she knew when to change from one character to another, from one story to another, from one situation to another; and then weave them so artfully together into such a complex and intriguing tapestry. WOW! I hope someone (anyone of my links) reads this one soon so I can discuss it with somebody. This book rates a 5.


Myke Weber said...

You did it again. As usual, you made me want to read another book I wasn't interested in. I don't know why I resist, you've never steered me wrong. I think my problem is just that there are so many books and so little time. I'm already starting to panic about how short the next three weeks will be, when I will "have a little more free time."

Alyson said...

I want to read it! I'm reading The Peacegiver right now, but it isn't long and so I should be able to start The History of Love in the next week or so. Don't take it back to the library yet. I guess I've given up on The Island at the Center of the World for now, but I will get back to it sometime.

Suzan Abrams, email: said...

Hi Booklogged,
I know the feeling. Sounds like it has touched you spiritually in some mighty way!

Lotus Reads said...

Booklogged - this book is on my TBR list, but after your beautiful review I think I'm going to bump it up close to the top of the pile. I am so glad it touched you so much. I am always on the look out for a book that will do that for me.

Booklogged said...

Thanks to you all for your comments. Susan, it definitely touched me on many levels. I would love it if I could discuss it with someone.