I Love You Too Much – Book of The Month

I Love You Too Much av Alicia Drake

På en skala fra 1 til 5, hvor mange stjerner gir jeg den:

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Noen tanker om boken:

Jeg skal være ærlig; jeg kjøpte denne boken kun på grunn av det nydelige omslaget. Det var en regnfull dag i London sentrum, og jeg dro med kjæresten inn på den store Waterstones-butikken ved Picadilly Circus. Jeg elsker å titte på bøker selv om jeg ikke har behov eller råd til å kjøpe flere. Selvfølgelig endte jeg opp med å forlate  bokbutikken med en hel pose full av bøker. Det skjer hver gang.

//I Love You Too Much by Alicia Drake

On a scale from 1 to 5, how many stars do I give:

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My thoughts on the book:

I’ll be honest; I got this book just because of the pretty cover. It was a rainy day in London central and I dragged my boyfriend to the huge Waterstones by Picadilly Circus. I love browsing for books even though I can’t afford it and don’t really need any more of them. Of course, I ended up leaving the shop with a bag full of books. It happens every time.

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Omslaget var kanskje fint, og jeg falt for beskrivelsen på baksiden som sa at romanen fant sted i de rike gatene av Paris, men dessverre levde ikke denne boken opp til forventningene.

Noen steder likte jeg den, men andre ganger falt historien helt gjennom for min del. Romanen tar opp viktige tema som depresjon og det å holde oppe en falsk fasade, men jeg føler den gjør det på et litt merkelig måte. Den skal ha pluss for interessante karakterer og en original historie, men gjennomførelsen gjør at den dessverre ikke funket helt for meg.

//The cover was nice, and I liked the description on the back that said the novel is based in the posh streets of Paris, but other than that this novel didn’t really do it for me.

In some instances I quite liked it, but other times the story fell through. The novel addresses the important subject of depression and putting up a facade, but I felt like it does it in a weird way. I’ll give it a plus for interesting characters and an original story, but the execution didn’t really work that well in my opinion. 

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Hva likte jeg best?

Jeg likte å leve meg inn i det rike strøket av Paris. Det beste med bøker er å reise til nye destinasjoner, og denne gangen følte jeg at jeg levde ut en hverdag i den 6. arrondissementet i Paris.

Hva likte jeg minst?

Det var et par ting som ikke helt funket i denne romanen, men det jeg likte minst var det merkelige språket. Hovedpersonen i romanen er en 13 år gammel gutt, og han har en helt absurd seksuell måte å omtale moren sin på. Jeg skjønner at forfatteren ville få frem at moren er en vakker og tildels manipulerende kvinne men altså… det ble bare rart.

Ville jeg anbefalt denne boken videre?

Nei, ikke egentlig. Den er lettlest og original, så om du trenger et lett avbrekk og du kunne tenke deg å leve deg inn i Paris så kan denne romanen funke for deg. Er du opptatt av skikkelig gode romaner derimot, nope.

//What did I like most?

I loved getting lost in the posh area of Paris. The best part about reading is travelling to new destinations, and this time I felt like I was living out a life in the 6th arrondissement in Paris.

What did I dislike most?

There were a few things that didn’t quite work in this novel, but what I disliked the most was the weird writing. The main character is a thirteen-year-old boy, and he has this absurd sexualized way of describing his mom. I get that the author wants to convey that the mother is a beautiful and somewhat manipulating character, but this was just weird.

Would I recommend this book to someone else?

No, not really. It’s easy to read and quite original, so if you want a light read and would enjoy visiting Paris through the pages, this novel might be nice. But if you only care about really great novels, however, this is not the one.

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I'm Martine, a bubbly and talkative twenty-one-year-old who's currently living in London. I love friendly people, sad films, silly movies, photography and blogging. Especially blogging.

1 Comment

  1. haha I probably won’t pick up this book, but the cover sure is pretty! I’m such a sucker for bookshops. I’m pretty good at controlling myself because I was never allowed to buy books when I was little (except for at the annual book fair at school), and instead my family had outings to the library or bookshops, and when we went to bookshops, we’d spend the whole day there reading and leave without the book. But I have very little control around secondhand bookshops because I can’t resist the worn pages and cheap prices :3 -Audrey | Brunch at Audrey’s

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