Wednesday, December 31, 2014
小雪（就是那小妹，算女主），阿克 （男主, 热血但坚持有点怪），文姿 （阿克喜欢的，也喜欢阿克的）。
strong female protagonist is so popular these days, most of the books I've read this year seem to revolve around one. Typical.
Wednesday, December 24, 2014
Saturday, December 13, 2014
living. what is living really? am I living if it's not the life I want especially when there is nothing I can do to even improve the circumstances.
Is coping really sufficient? It's something I often ask myself. Coping with life. Sad isn't it, yet that's effectively what many people out there can hope for, only. Coping with life day by day, minute by minute.
“The thing about being catapulted into a whole new life--or at least, shoved up so hard against someone else's life that you might as well have your face pressed against their window--is that it forces you to rethink your idea of who you are. Or how you might seem to other people.”
kok seong who siam like xiao to find a nice place for his reading, john who was involved in an well executed ambush on rival school kids etc.
familiar charm to it.
It's a book about magic, wizards pitting their apprentice against each other in the most unique way. No fireballs or turning each other into toads and such. The competition is set in the Circus, circus where time stood still, with attractions so vividly described you wish you can be there. yes there is the love story and yes you guessed it, between the apprentices.
I like the ethereal feel of the story with the distinct cast of characters.
oh and the clocks! the amazing clocks, i can't imagine what it is like.
"The circus arrives without warning. No announcements precede it. It is simply there, when yesterday it was not. Within the black-and-white striped canvas tents is an utterly unique experience full of breathtaking amazements. It is called 'Le Cirque des Reves' and it is only open at night."
I personally think it's a amazing book and one that I will definitely reread. It's almost like a grandfather writing a book for his grandchildren, one that they can understand and appreciate easily.
There's no dates or facts loading, it's one that while celebrating human success also reminds us of our weakness and frailties.