In this section I will show my collection of great great reads. I always tend to choose the romantic, weird and emotional books, so I hope you enjoy this melancholy book recommendation.
Madonna In A Fur Coat
If you like a love story that ends tragically, is short and utterly romantic. This is for you. Madonna In A Fur Coat is a love story based in Turkey and Germany. The book is written in a way that you read the journal of the man who the love story is based upon. He writes in a way that makes you captivated by the minute you begin to read, and the book itself is very light read. It has a little over a hundred pages so you finish the book quite quick.
You follow Raif, a Turkish student who moves to Berlin in his early twenties to learn the art of soap making. All his life he has been determined and mesmerized by the arts. Wether its poetry, artwork, music, he is all eyes and ears. Raif finds a gallery with abstract art, and he stumble upon a self-portrait of a beautiful dark haired girl with a fur coat. He get captivated the second he sets his eyes on this delicate creation. After his meeting with this pretty portrait, he visits it everyday to gaze upon this fairytale of a woman, Maria.
The love story about Raif and Maria is a sweet encounter of a young love lost. They lost it the minute they got it, and Days, Months, Years go by as their love lingers between the veil of missed opportunities.
A must read for those who want to cry and feel the yearning of a love that is wept away. Short enough to devour, a story long enough to hold on to.
The Lover by Marguerite Duras
I finished this book in a day. I devoured it. The Lover is about a young girls introduction to womanhood. It is a discreet autobiography of Marguerite Duras’s life in Indochina where she was born, where she met and parted with her Lover. She writes in a quite comforting way as if she told me the story directly and I really liked that.
I found the book interesting more than romantic. It is strange how our expectations can fool us at times when we so badly want to try something. She sadly used the man who loved her with all his heart for his money and the pleasure he gave her.
A delicate girl with a dangerous mind.