Looking for Alaska

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There are some books which ruffle your feathers..in a good way!I stand here,my feathers uprooted. I did not buy this book,I read it online after coming across it in the most funny way.I was sitting jobless in office having shut out myself to the Gulti banter of my colleagues. And was surfing the net,reading stuff on Google Reader.In a funny picture,there was a note scribbled inside some wretched instalment of the Twilight series,urging the readers to please not read it and go look for other books in the huge sea of literature.One name mentioned there was Alaska by John Green.The title is Looking for Alaska btw.So I decided to give it a look,and directly got the pdf on the net.
So here it goes
The book got me reeling,and made me type this. This is rarer than the appearance of the Haley’s Comet .But something about this book,touched my heart deep down.It is not a literary masterpiece,deemed even offensive by some(read it on wiki),it isn’t like I have the ultimate authority on literary masterpieces.But the writing is fluid,very conversant,almost mundane yet very engaging. The zen of life as it is called is conveyed in the most subtle form,but does not answer any definitive questions and lives it open to the readers interpretation,just like a good book should.Let the reader develop her own idea and opinion instead of inculcating one.The backdrop is the Culver State School and the lives of 16 something high school students.The narrator is a social Nobody who leaves his Florida home for Alabama hoping for the ‘Greater perhaps’ ,a hope having actual friends. He has a penchant for Famous last words of famous dead people.In school he becomes friends with Colonel,Takumi,Lara and the larger than life Alaska.He gets introduced to the hard ways of boarding school,the rich kid poor kid divide,the vices of adult life and also to the base system(albeit the…...

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