I have again become lazy about doing new posts… i think i have discovered a pattern here.. after a few creative posts my brain cells refuse to work… its like they need a recharge to function properly again.. so thats exactly what i have been doing.. recharging myself! Last few days have been very relaxing indeed… what with shopping.. reading books.. eating and sleeping… i have pampered my lazy side a lot more than it deserves!
Its going to be a busy weekend… with a marriage and a gruhapravesham to attend… and before that shopping again today for gifts.. ! (Thats one thing i never get tired of)… i cant believe its the end of the year.. 2010 has gone by very fast! December and January are going to be a blur for me… I have a lot of things planned..and hopefully they’ll all happen!
Just a short post for now… while i go back to my book… 🙂
Currently reading :
Will post a review as soon as am done!
*Warning – Any resemblance to characters/events in real life is purely coincidental. Consider this as pure fiction 🙂 *
She flew up the stairs trying to outrun all the screaming. The taunting little voice in her head spoke up. ‘You think you can run away? You think u can just drown that voice? You think u can run away from the truth? ‘. She took a deep breath, tried calming herself and slammed the door to her room. She had to do something but, now was not the time. She need to escape, not physically but mentally. 5 months had gone by. She was dreading the sixth but had no idea how she was going to escape it. Time wasn’t going to wait for anyone. Time…. she closed her eyes cursing herself. Time…. had been her best friend and her worst foe all these years. She dint want to think of the past. She wished she could shut it out.. out of her mind. She browsed through her perfectly written plans and schedules, as if an answer would spring to her from the pages. She turned the pages over, going through the meticulous planning she had done over the years.
Was it really over? She still had hope.. despite the turmoil that she was in. She dint want to let go… Time was flying by.. She sat there, silent, lost in thoughts… Was it really over??
So i gave in to my creative “story telling” side and this is an excerpt from.. well… lets say… my future novel.. 😉 It doesn’t have a story line yet . Only a tentative title… Lets see where it goes..!
Finally got my hands on this 🙂 I have been searching for it since so long. After ‘A million Little Pieces’ and ‘My Friend Leonard’ , i couldnt wait to read this and had a lot of expectations from it. Of course now am familiar with James Frey’s style of writing so most of it was what i expected it to be. Although the content seems the exact opposite of what the title suggests, when you dig deep, it seems just perfect. Its plain and truthful. He puts truth and reality right in front of your face and as much as you hate it, you just have to accept it. It has 4 parallel stories:
Amberton & Casey – the rich actor/actress couple who seem to have everything they want.
Old Man Joe – who sits on the beach and waits for an answer and wants to do some good.
Esperanza – struggling to cope with her self-confidance and self-esteem.
Dylan & Maddie – hopeful, in love and in search of a better life for themselves.
Apart from these it has snippets of stories of people with dreams, hopes, who go west , who drive towards the “glow”, to start a new life. And quite a few facts about Clifornia and LA.
As much as i expected the ending to be tragic, i was hoping it wouldnt be. With every turn of a page, i was dreading that this would be it. But like his previous books, he saved it for the last pages ( Doesnt make it any less depressing ). But somehow the story wouldn’t have been “right” with a happy ending. So its disappointingly, tragically, perfect.
Cant wait for his next book!