Book Title: Love & Misadventure
Written and Illustrated by: Lang Leav
Published: 26th April, 2013
Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing
My Ratings: 3/5 🌟
Backstory: I was first introduced to Lang Leav’s poetry about 5 years ago when I came across her Facebook posts. They were so lovely to read. I would read those snippets and could easily relate to them. But then I stopped logging onto Facebook every so often- and after a while, I stopped entirely. Slowly I forgot all about her writings. Years later, one fine day while exploring some books at a local second-hand book stall, I came across her book! It’s an original copy, printed in the US but I got it for such a cheaper deal that it made my day!
This book is divided in three sections; Misadventure, The Circus of Sorrows and Love. The three sections of the book, flows beautifully and perfectly one into the other, forming a story. The writer speaks about beginnings, endings, love, hurt, confusion, trust, betrayal, past, sadness; basically every element within a relationship. She tries to bring positivity even within the hurt. Some of the poems – or should I say, ‘snippets’ – are very raw; instead of relying on false hopes, she states the facts in a very practical manner.
I’ll accept that haven’t read much of poetry, so I do not have a firm ground to compare this book with.
One of the poems in this book that I really loved: It is titled – ‘Some Time Out’
“The time may not be prime for us, though you are a special person. We may be just two different clocks, that do not tock, in unison.”
What is your definition of love? What does love mean to you? Do suggest me some poetry books.