Book, Inspiration

Best of Both World

Do you ever classified one person, as an evil one or a good one?

I bet you do, as I did that a lot of times. It’s easier, you know, to drop one name in one box only, never consider that person MIGHT have 2 sides of coins. That human, could be absolutely evil yet considerably good human being.

Maybe because it’s easier for us to judge. To claim people, as we wanted.

So I read one book, 200-ish pages novel. Titled A Monster’s Call, by Patrick Ness. I have it, like a month or two in my ebook, sitting untouched until recently, I decided to read it in the middle of this boring work schedule. And, dear God, this book’s AMAZING!

Let me tell you the story first:

This book is about one boy, who suffered from severe loneliness and dying mother.

Before you jump into conclusion that this book is not for you, let me tell you something that No, this is not about that soppy story, wheret the entire book is all about mourning, crying, suffering. Nope.

This book is about discovering yourself as human being.

So this young boy, named Connor, has recently been visited by a strange creatures, monster shaped, who came frequently to his life through this strange tree in front of his house. This monster insisted that He needs to tell Connor 3 stories. These stories are quite interesting, since they don’t have that happy ending scenarios as fairytales did, nor they have that devastated ending.

These stories are all about how human, as Nest stated, is a complicated beast.

“How can a queen be both a good witch and a bad witch? How can a prince be a murderer and a savior? How can an apothecary be evil-tempered but right-thinking? How can a parson be wrong-thinking but good-hearted? How can invisible men make themselves more lonely by being seen?”

This monster told that human naturally will made this contradiction in their head everyday, countlessly. You wanted something, yet at the same time you are desperate for something other to happen to. There’s nothing completely wrong about that, that’s just how human thought works.

What I LOVE about this book is, how Nest did not use a rather complicated words, or choose a twisted plot like other book this day. This book has a simplicity in it, yet has a message that not so simple to elaborate.

In my opinion, this book just open my eyes about this:

“Who Am I To Judge?” (Whether to your own decision, or to others)


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