Tuesday, December 25, 2012

John Green - Fault In Our Stars


The thing about books is they leave you with memories. The thing about characters is they take the form of life you want and permanently reside in your universe. Sometimes as a friend and sometimes as a reflection of what you want to be. The thing about books is that the story they behold stays with you. It becomes a part of you. They make you feel emotions you never thought you could feel.


I was looking for a certain book when I accidently came across John Green’s The Fault in Our Stars. Now even though it is not some extraordinaire work of fiction, it still has that spark. People who have read it might just call it a ‘chick book (like a chick flick)’. But I refuse to do so. Emotions cannot be differentiated on the basis of gender. That would be unfair and rude. Emotions are meant to be felt.

The book is about Hazel Grace and Augustus (Gus) Waters. Both are Cancer patients and both have a unique sense of humor which absorbs you as you walk through their journey. The thing about cancer patients is that we believe they start living death even before they actually face it. John Green managed to contradict that in a manner as if mocking us by proving us wrong.

A person leaves you with a void to deal with for the rest of your life when s/he walks out of your universe. You never knew what that void could be like unless it hits you in the face. That’s the thing about death. It leaves the others who are alive emotionally handicapped. Their lives are like stars that cannot fathom a constellation.

When Gus died, he left a void in my universe.

This book is definitely worth a read. 

13 comments:

Andrew Kramer said...

What else do you do?
I know you be writing for a living.

alisha adnan said...

I am in my final year of Graduation.
I write because I like it. It's a hobby.

Andrew Kramer said...

I've never really had a hobby, unless you count art, which the IRS once told me I had to declare as a hobby since I hadn't made money with it.

Andrew Kramer said...

Good you have developed one.
Now let the winds of enthusiasm sweep through you.
Live today with gusto.

alisha adnan said...

What form of art? Paintings?

alisha adnan said...

Haha Thank You! :)

Andrew Kramer said...

Well, if you want to call them that.

alisha adnan said...

I was just asking.

Andrew Kramer said...

Just a digitized version, rather.

alisha adnan said...

Well, are you referring to Photography/Photographs?

Andrew Kramer said...

No.
Photography is not art for me. Photographers are just rich people with a high end DSLR.

alisha adnan said...

That is not true. Photography is about capturing moments, emotions, expressions. Every person with a high end DSLR cannot do that. It requires talent.

Andrew Kramer said...

It is not talent that is required. It is skill and the patience to use one of those things. Moments, emotions, expressions, they are nature.

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