"The History of Love"

The History of Love by Nicole Krauss...

I’m really enjoying this book. Its one of those books that after you read a paragraph- you have to read it again, and again, because of how inspiring it is.

Here's an excerpt- page 69:

It is not known that Litvinoff's favorite flower was the peony. That his favorite form of punctuation was the question mark. That he had terrible dreams and could only fall asleep, if he could fall asleep at all, with a glass of warm milk. That he often imagined his own death. That he thought the woman who loved him was wrong to. That he was flat footed. That his favorite food was the potato. That he liked to think of himself as a philosopher.


This story follows 2 characters that have tragically lucked out on love, and an author who wrote this book called 'The History of Love.' I haven’t quite finished it. But, so far- I adore it.

And, fun fact, the author is married to none other than Jonathan Safran Foer, writer of ‘Everything is Illuminated’ and ‘Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close.’ And, their writing styles are quite similar. She too plays with form and composition, a lot.

So, if you’re sick of ‘The Bachelor,’ ‘Gilmore Girls,’ (I for one think it has gone waaay down-hill.), or ‘Grey’s Anatomy,’ pick up a copy of this. Or, you can borrow mine. (After my mom reads it.)

You won’t be disappointed!

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