Vitor Junqueira Junqueira itibaren North Mopuru, Andhra Pradesh 524315, Hindistan
Elizabeth Gilbert boşanır ve kendini bulmak zorundadır, bu yüzden bunu yapmak için dünyayı dolaşır. Bazıları yapmacık görünüyordu, ama ben manevi yolculuklar ve seyahat yazmak için bir emici oldum ve bu her ikisine de sahipti! Onun şiddetli bağımlılığıyla ilgili pek bir şey saptamadım ve Endonezya bölümünün sıkıcı olduğunu hissettim, ama sonuçta ilginç bir okuma oldu.
*minor spoilers* First of all, I will never forget this book for two reasons: the title, and how it was so hard to get my hands on. That said, Keturah and Lord Death had a plot I really wanted to read about, since I'm a sucker for romance in doom and gloom situations. Now, after reading it, I can't decide on how I feel about the book. It's lyrically written, sweet, gentle, poetic et cetera, and contains plenty of very quotable lines, both romantic and deathly, but beneath all that I found the story somewhat a cop-out. I wasn't expecting Keturah to tell a great love story ... about herself. Because what the heck, that's just narcissistic. And no matter how beautiful or sweet or gentle she is, I just don't like narcissistic characters. Lord Death here seems too naive or spellbound for someone who's been here for eternity (or as long as the first living cell, I guess). Might have been because I already had a personal idea of how this Lord Death should act, and it fell very far away from how he was in the book. I imagined a cunning, bittersweet guy, sardonic on the surface yet heartwarming deep down, but Lord Death here didn't pack a punch, you know? He was quite the flaccid character to have so easily fallen for Keturah, not for her wit, or charm, but for her self-absorbance. I get that the setting's vintage and that there's this fairytale aspect to it, but I didn't like how this supposedly great heroine shuddered and ran away in relief after the Eye decided some ugly, old dude wasn't meant as her true love. Because - shallow much? I guess at the end of the day I just didn't like Keturah. It also didn't help that I felt she wasn't deserving to be Death's true love. I mean, of ALL people Death has come across, he falls for this? I wanted to like this book. I do like the circumstances. I just wish the characters had more OOMPH in them. Also, it doesn't help that I feel somewhat cheated by the promise of a great love story that didn't turn out so fantastic after all. Disappointed! Edited: Maybe I missed the point but apparently the entire book is about Keturah telling a story starring herself so all of the above is as real as fiction. I wish it didn't start out saying, "ALL THIS IS NOT REAL", because that just ruins the charming, fantastical part of it - the part I liked. Still, meh.
I really enjoyed reading this book as a child. I still enjoy reading this book to this very day.