Warning: I’m bad when it comes to reviews.
Okay, let us get this straight; I am kind of disappointed.
John Green is a great author but after books like The Fault In Our Stars and Looking For Alaska, Turtles All The Way Down is a letdown. Nevertheless, the book is on par with Perks Of Being A Wallflower, Catcher In The Rye and books along those lines. This book has some great quotes, an even better look into the mind of an unstable, precarious person battling depression and insecurity. I completed this book in a day and a half despite an (in)significant exam lurking around which also means that I just couldn’t put this book down, it was good.
As always, Green dazzled me with his uncanny knowledge on uncanny stuff. It was cancer first, last words next, cartography then, Eureka moments and the math behind love later and finally, c-diff and quotes from poems this time. It is just so hard to be apathetic towards Green despite a hunky-dory book. If you like quotes and if you are okay with a quite badly woven plot then you should go for this book. Plus, the plot has got a jot of mystery to it. You’ll get why I bolded the “mystery” if you read the book!
Some quotes from TATWD:
“The thing about a spiral is, if you follow it inward, it never actually ends. It just keeps tightening, infinitely.”
“Nolite te bastardes carborundorum.” “Don’t let the bastards get you down.”
“In some ways, pain is the opposite of language.”
(Few more will be added in due time.)