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Tillie Cole - „A thousand boy kisses” book review

I was wondering for a long while if the book “A thousand boy kisses” written by Tillie Cole is the one I should read. I wasn’t sure if a tear-jerky novel is the right one for me.
With each and every one of us readers I have learnt how huge of a tear eraser Tillie Cole is, how sad and touching her books are. And to be honest now in the mood for a rather joyful books with a lot of action.
   However I decided to give a chance to “A thousand boy kisses” and see or myself how amazing this novel is.
I have to admit – in some way I was able to discover it.
Rune at the age of five moved from Norway to a small town Blossom Grove in Georgia where he meets Poppy with whom he immediately becomes friends.
   Their relationship over the years is beginning to change until finally the love blossom between them. Love that strong so there is absolutely nothing that can stop it. At least that is how is seems until Rune is forced to move back to Norway and his contact with Poppy quickly breaks. The girl stops replying to his messages or answering any phone calls.
What is the reason?
Do Rune and Poppy have any chance of rebuilding their relationship?

The book will certainly move your heart.
I have to admit before I reached 70 pages I started to pour tears to the point where I had to take a break from reading because I had such a blurry vision that I wasn’t able to read a single sentence.
And that was just the beginning!!
It has been a while since I cried reading a book. It was a story that caused a bump in my throat and despairing nose for the next few days after putting it back on a shelf.
My heart fluttered from despair over this sad and yet hopeful love story.

“One kiss lasts a moment
But a thousand kisses can last a lifetime”

“Why does it take a life ending to learn how to cherish each day? Why must we wait until we run out of time to start accomplish all that we dreamt, when once we had all the time in the world?
Why don’t we look at the person we love the most like it’s the last time we will ever see them?
Because if we did, life would be so vibrant. Life would be so truly and completely lived.”

This book teach – whether we want it or not – a few very important things that we don’t even think about every day.
First of all it teaches forgiveness can heal once hurt or broken heart.
Tillie Cole beautifully talks about the frailty of human life. She teaches us to grasp the day, handful to reach high!

I must say that love described in the book at some point cached my breath. I have never seen a novel with similar love story with such strong emotions, love so great that the relationship between the characters was not doubtful. The feeling of how Rune and Poppy were treated by each other was truly delightful, though from the other side it seemed like being rendered and unreal.
The feeling between the characters is beautiful, is true, but what about it, since there is a little bit of authenticity?
The whole problem is about main characters, the way they talked, what they really said, their way of being, sometimes even small gestures. It was too sweet sometimes, which bothered me very much when I was reading this book I felt lack of authenticity and naturalness. Often, instead of shedding a tear or admiring the beauty of a scene, I scowled and with a disgust I turned over the page, and it effectively took away my pleasure of reading this novel.

In any case, the book itself gets many positive reviews. I hope that, despite the lack of authenticity, you will reach for it and try to discover it yourself.


Stephen King - "Cujo" book review

Cujo” is my fourth meeting with famous Stephen King.
The author known by publishing excellent
pieces of horror-tinged prose for 43 years and is still going.
At the beginning of middle school I read “Carrie” and “Joyland” that made me interested in his work.

As his fans know not all of the books he wrote are successful although “Cujo” is one of those we end up loving deeply. Personally I was delighted with this novel.

I chose to read “Cujo” only because it was small in size and volume. At the time I was looking for something good and quick to read. I could not stop myself from choosing one of Stephen King’s books so ended up having “Cujo” in my hands.

King’s style and language is no strange to me. I do not remember if his previous books had a similar amount of vulgarity but in “Cujo” I was not surprised by this fact.
A few years ago I would have been disgusted with certain phrases, but nowadays in literature they don’t impress me - positive or negative if they are applied with appropriate subtlety I am fine with them.
In this book a similar language seems to me to be just ... appropriate. I am not an expert in King's art, "Cujo" is only his fourth book, which I have had a contact with, but I suppose that his way of writing is what makes him unique. Phrases he used in “Cujo” adds to its character.

The story itself is addictive from the very beginning. More interesting and delightful is that it talks about something that is so easily imaginable – outbreak of the dog with rabies that is deadly dangerous to anyone who is close to it.
Certainly most people know what rabies is and how it works, but Stephen King often informs the reader about its symptoms. It is sad when it comes to the idea that a vaccine is enough to prevent the tragedy that caused Cujo, and how irresponsible some animal owners are, failing to take care of their pet’s health.

If people asked me: "Did this book scare you?" the answer is – YES. It seems to me that Stephen King is not the author whose novels are meant to frighten the reader, but in my case it worked this way because I am the person who would probably be scared of my own shadow.

What I liked about this book is that is does not only present Cujo’s work but also the lives of ordinary people of Castle Rock. The novel has many heroes and I don’t know why I am very surprised but I quickly liked them all. One less, the other more however I memorised every character. The things some of them made were no less scary than what Cujo did. It made me think that people are closer to animals than they realise.

I strongly encourage you to read this book, not only for those interested in Stephen King's prose, but also for people who are eager to read something other than the genre they like the most.
I think that I made a sensational choice reaching for this novel because I spent with her unforgettable moments. "Cujo" is certainly not the end of my adventure with this author, after reading this novel I feel even more encouraged to get to know his other books.