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Mandafofanda Reads Lots

The world isn't just the way it is. It is how we understand it, no?

And in understanding something, we bring something to it, no?
Doesn't that make life a story?

- Yann Martel, Life of Pi

He Forgot to Say Goodbye - Benjamin Alire Sáenz While this book may not be as good as Sáenz's more recent works [b:Last Night I Sang to the Monster|6413788|Last Night I Sang to the Monster|Benjamin Alire Sáenz|http://d.gr-assets.com/books/1327980334s/6413788.jpg|6602788] and [b:Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe|12000020|Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe|Benjamin Alire Sáenz|http://d.gr-assets.com/books/1328320260s/12000020.jpg|16964419], it's still really good, beautifully written and I always love his protagonists. There's what I would describe as poetic honesty to the way that this man writes, and I find myself wanting to copy down paragraphs of ideas, words and emotions that are just captured so beautifully.