Monday, January 14, 2013

Footprints: Day 14

My first read for 2013 is David Levithan's 'Every Day'. I first came to know of Levithan just last year when I stumbled upon a Twitter feed for 'The Lover's Dictionary'  (@loversdiction). It's one of my favorite things on Twitter for the sheer ingenuity of telling a story through dictionary entries, so naturally I'd like to explore more of his prose.

"Every Day" is a story about a guy who wakes up each day in a different body and in essence a different life. Think 'The Time Traveler's Wife' only, instead of jumping through different time frames, he goes through different bodies. As if that's not complicated enough, he wakes up one day in this guy's body and falls in love with that guy's girlfriend. Talk about a dilemma of epic proportions.

I'm only a few pages into the book, but boy am I already emotionally invested in it. There's just something in the way Levithan and other writers who more or less have the same style, such as John Green and Iain Thomas,  reveal the beauty out of even the most commonplace of experiences. The quote above is so far one of my favorites from the book. As simple and familiar as the prose may be, the important thing is that it has a voice and that my heart recognizes what it speaks of.

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