Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Why We Broke Up by Daniel Handler

Why We Broke Up
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Why We Broke Up by Daniel Handler

I'm telling you why we broke up, Ed. I'm writing it in this letter, the whole truth of why it happened.

Min Green and Ed Slaterton are breaking up, so Min is writing Ed a letter and giving him a box. Inside the box is why they broke up. Two bottle caps, a movie ticket, a folded note, a box of matches, a protractor, books, a toy truck, a pair of ugly earrings, a comb from a motel room, and every other item collected over the course of a giddy, intimate, heartbreaking relationship. Item after item is illustrated and accounted for, and then the box, like a girlfriend, will be dumped.

My Thoughts
My rating: 3.5 of 5 stars

i don't know why i like this. but i do.

it's those images, her words, of ed and then of herself, of what happens. and why it happens that allowed me my first impression of trying (too) hard  at something or other. except there's all that praise, so there i was struggling at times to get through the more than often annoying, sometimes too much a little too young, and a bit too in love voice of min waxing poetic about why she feel in love and what changed so that no longer was the case.

i don't know why like this except bits of it are still going though my head, but i do and those bits are.

three days is a long time for me and a book. truth be told at times it felt like three days too long. but it's her being long winded, not knowing when to stop and saying everything, just about everything that crossed her head (even the things she wasn't seeing) that has me knowing more about her now. so, now i know her and  now i have this feeling that she's not just this annoying long winded voice on a page.

bits of this are still running through my head.

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