My Name is Memory (The Dark Globe)

I read this book a few weeks ago and reviewed it here. I found this book to be really sad and I think the level of sadness in it kept me from really enjoying it. I think other people would have vastly different experience because of that.

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2 thoughts on “My Name is Memory (The Dark Globe)

  1. “I found this book to be really sad and I think the level of sadness in it kept me from really enjoying it. I think other people would have vastly different experience because of that.”

    I have to disagree with you here, actually (just to be clear I have not read that book). What I mean is that if a book makes me sad then I am pleased in sense, pleased because the author, using only the power of words, managed to stir emotions from within me. That is an impressive skill and very positive thing, and usually the sadder I get the more I have to go on, wondering what other emotions lie in wait.

    1. I do usually feel that way as well. However, the overarching sadness of the book really weighed me down and made me not want to read it. John Green’s “The Fault in Our Stars” is a very beautiful, very sad book that made me bawl and I loved it (it’s about cancer for crying out loud). I suppose though, I am usually interested in sadness with a redemptive quality and I really found that kind of lacking here. Maybe it’s improved elsewhere in this planned trilogy, but as I read it I couldn’t help, but feel that despite what people may believe, maybe some people just really AREN’T meant to be together. That’s the opposite of what I’m sure I was intended to get out it, though.

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