So rare is a book that both delicately and forcefully enchants the reader into a world that they do not dare want to flee from. Snow was unlike anything I have ever read before. It is a very short book, filled with only 100 pages of free-verse poems, dialogue, and profound storytelling, though the way the Fermine tells the story of Yuko, a young Japanese man who has reached a pivotal point in his life: choosing what will become of the rest of his years, belongs in a category of pure literary excellence.
I finished this novel in one complete sitting, not strictly due to the short nature of it, though because the stunning imagery and vulnerable, sensuous use of language were just breathtaking.
Even if you are not a huge fan of poetry, I believe that this novel is one that will leave, if anything, a positive mark upon you. It is really that beautiful of a work and one I hope will gain more notoriety and popularity.
What are some other shorter books that you loved?
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