My Thoughts About Memories by Lang Leav (Book Review #88)

What I love about reading a Lang Leav book is, even though they are thin, you always get something from it after reading it. Memories is Lang Leav’s third and most recent book.

I did enjoy the book, however, I was a bit disappointed because this has only a few new poems and the remaining part of it is composed of poems from Leav’s second and third book. It was really not a good idea to read them in sccession. If I just knew it beforehand, I would’ve read it later this year. This would really to those who would want a good keepsake as it is in hardbound format.

Nonetheless, the new poems in this collection is as enthralling as the poems on Leav’s first two collections. Leav really has her way with words that transports readers to a dream-like world. The poems whispers innocence but shouts with heartfelt messages. At times melancholic, the book offers a nostalgic reading experience.

For me, this collection features poems that really cements Leav as a poet who is a master of connecting readers to her writing. Her style of writing has this way that touches the soul.

I have already mentioned in my book reviews of her first two books, Loves and Misadventure and Lullabies, all the things that needs to be mentioned about why I like her works so I am keeping this review short. Buy this, keep this and treasure this. I am really looking forward to reading more of her works that will be released soon. 🙂

4 stars out of 5.

I’ll just end this with three of my most favorite lines from this book.

1

“It was words that I fell for. In the end, it was words that broke my heart.”
― Lang Leav, Memories

2

“She was the book that was not written. The sentence that was not scripted. She was the word you wished you could have said.”
― Lang Leav, Memories

3

“I have always thought of memories as fragments, like colored glass shards in a kaleidoscope. It is the source of great beauty in our lives, yet the cause of such heartache.”
― Lang Leav, Memories

 

BOOK SPECIFICATIONS:

Author: Lang Leav
Format: Hardbound
Source: Bought
Part of a Series: No
Release Year: October 2015
Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing
No. of Pages: 256 pages

 

About the Author:

Lang-LeavThe enchanting work of contemporary author and artist Lang Leav swings between the whimsical and woeful, expressing a complexity beneath its child-like facade.

Her imagination stretches across a variety of disciplines encompassing art, poetry and books. She is currently represented by New York literary agent Al Zuckerman from Writers House.

Frequently invited to exhibit at high profile exhibitions locally and overseas, she has since built up a loyal following of international fans. Her handcrafted book, Charlie’s Widow, was presented to iconic film director Tim Burton at the opening of his Wonderland exhibition at the Australian Centre for the Moving Image.

Lang is a recipient of The Qantas Spirit of Youth Award and was later granted a coveted Churchill Fellowship. Her fashion label Akina has achieved critical and commercial success, stocked in key boutiques around Australia and later in cutting edge Harajuku, Japan.

She has completed shows in several cities including Santa Monica for the renowned Copro gallery; who have worked with artists such as Mark Ryden and Audrey Kawasaki. She was hand-picked to exhibit in the landmark ‘Playboy Redux’ curated by The Warhol Museum and Playboy Enterprises; alongside contemporary greats such as Gary Baseman and Tara McPherson.

In 2013, Lang launched her latest book Love & Misadventure, published in the US by Andrews McMeel. The Amazon #1 Bestseller is now available from major bookstores worldwide including Barnes & Noble, Kinokuniya, Fully Booked, Waterstones, Periplus and Chapters/Indigo.

(Image courtesy of Philstar/ Text courtesy of Goodreads)

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