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Almost Like Being in Love

Almost Like Being in Love - Steve Kluger This is one of those times I can't do a proper review. Mostly because there are so many things I want to say about this book, I don't know where to begin. So I'll just say that I loved it. It made me smile, laugh out loud even. It made my heart ache and jump and swell in my chest. It made me love and root for the main characters, and it also introduced me to a set of remarkable side characters. Travis, I admit I liked you a teeny tiny more than Craig, and your best friend Gordo was fun, but Craig—the lucky bastard—had Charleen and Jody and Noah and Clayton.A question that remained unanswered: if Travis and Craig were so much in love, why did they stop writing to each other? And if it was inevitable, why did it happen so soon after they separated? It was clear that they both thought the other had stopped writing first, and I would have liked to see that detail explained. Not that it bothered me all that much, admittedly.Another thing that could have been elaborated upon was Travis's sudden decision to search for Craig. How was he so sure Craig was the one? Why now? It could have easily been a "desperate times call for desperate measures," a "hail Mary" solution. Not that the romantic in me wasn't cheering him on throughout the book, mind you.Despite its flaws, which were few and minor, Almost Like Being in Love was a wonderful reading experience, which I'm grateful to my GR friend Susan for.