Hello, dear pandas
I know I havent been active in a long time, but it’s finally summer. I’m free and I promice there will be many many reviews, tags and whatever bookish stuff I can think of. Also, I appreciate ideas.
Today I’m here to present you a book like no other.
This vibrant yellow beauty is by one of my favorite authors. I’m used to the thin books filled with shorts stories, so it was a pleasant surprise when i recived this thick book. (well, not really big one, bur really bigger compared to the rest of Mike’s books)
There are millions of books in the world, so i know whatever i read, it wont be a completely new or original idea. It will have something in common with a book that i’ve read or i’ve heard of. But Mike always proves me wrong. I don’t know how, but he always manages to surprise me with idea like no other, with writing style so unique and pecular that my mind barely accepts it.
And The Exploding Book is the real proof for that. Yeah, it took me some time to get used to the book and read it. A week or two, i think. I wasn’t used to this “you” form that I’ve seen only in the fanfictions. And the fact that he repeats a lot of stuff a lot of times to the point where it can get a bit annoying. At least for me tho. Because i pay attention to the details and readin again and again abaut the details slowed me down.
However, it didn’t stop me from fully enjoying the book. A hundreds of thoughts flew through my head. A conspiracy theories, a religion cults and the pure stupidity of the human race. Reading this book, you can make so many connections, can see so many hidden meanings, but at the end, it’s just a book and you can’t really know if the author wanted it to have a meaning or he just told you a random story.
The plot itself is very different, very strange and weird, completly crazy. It looks like a mess of nonsenses, but it actualy has it’s own way. Everything hapens with a reason and in order. Sometimes i was wondering why it happens like this or that some parts were completely useless and meaningless. But at the end they’re all part of the book.
I absolutely love the plot and the flow of the story. But i love and hate the end of the book. I won’t spoil anything, but at the last pages there are a few lines about everyone. I find it useless. Maybe it was to make it longer, or to note every single character, but it wasn’t on my taste. That’s why I hate it. I love it because of the idea, of the end itself. The part with the gide and the reader, beautful, mindblowing. And of course, I love the very last page. I haven’t seen a more perfet end.
I don’t know if i can’t say anything mor
e without spoiling the book or getting deen in some conspiracy theory – this review will get way too long and way too much out of the topic.
I’m sorry I’ve read this book almost two monts after reading it, but things in uni and life were hard and even books couldn’t help it.
I’m really thankful to Mike and Jay for giving me the oportunity to read this book so soon.
I highly reccomend it for everyone who likes a weird reads or wants to try something new and a bit different.