Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Book Review: Love & Misadventure by Lang Leav

Author: Lang Leav
Publisher: Andrews McMeel
Pages: 178
Format: E-book
Published: August, 2013
Price: Rp 229,000 (Periplus)
Rating: 4 / 5 stars

Date started: November 4, 2014 - Date finished: November 4, 2014

Synopsis:
Lang Leav is a poet and internationally exhibiting artist. Awarded a coveted Churchill Fellowship, her work expresses the intricacies of love and loss. Beautifully illustrated and thoughtfully conceived, Love and Misadventure will take you on a rollercoaster ride through an ill-fated love affair- from the initial butterflies to the soaring heights- through to the devastating plunge. Lang Leav has an unnerving ability to see inside the hearts and minds of her readers. Her talent for translating complex emotions with astonishing simplicity has won her a cult following of devoted fans from all over the world.
Review:
Finally I've read a book by Lang Leav! I have been eyeing this book for a while now. I wanted to get the physical copy of this book but since I can't wait I decided to read the ebook version. Oh gosh, this book definitely didn't disappoint me. This book is basically a collection of poems by Lang Leav. The poems in this book are divided into three chapters: Misadventure, The Circus of Sorrow, and Love. My favorite ones are in the Misadventure chapter.
For she is his poet,
and he is her poetry

-taken from A Dedication
I really feel that Lang Leav wrote so many beautiful poems. I felt like the Love chapter was like dedicated to the person that she loves, which is Michael (well, actually the whole book was dedicated to him) it was just very sweet.
There is nothing more nice,
there is nothing much worser;
than me as your vice
and you as my versa.

-taken from Codependency
I must say that I'm glad that I didn't buy the physical copy of this book it's just that it is rather expensive than other books, maybe poetry books are supposed to be more expensive...(I don't know...) and in thickness this book wasn't that thick at all and there were a lot of spaces in between the poems. Also I finished this book fairly quick. Don't judge me! I think my money would be useful for buying other books (ngga mau rugi nih!) HEHE.
One of my favorite poems, I think we've all experienced this:")
Overall reading this book was a great experience for me. I recommend everyone to read it and just enjoy the experience because this book gave me loads of feels. I'll say it again the poems are all so beautiful and also the artwork of the chapter title are good too, I kind of felt like it was a little bit dark (maybe it's just me).

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