The Secret Lives of People in Love

The Secret Lives of People in Love

by Simon Van Booy
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The Secret Lives of People in Love 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
Yvonne-Cawley More than 1 year ago
Simon Van Booy's collection of stories have the confident strength of gravity pulling you into his pages so that the reader becomes a sponge taking on the mood of the story. Subtle imagery makes you pause and reread the paragraph, the sentence the word so as to fully feel the scene and the weight and sometimes burden of its beauty. I refused to read this book in a waiting room or in public because I did not want to squander the experience; I wanted to feel the story without any distraction, feeling free to linger because this book is a rare encounter and something to be savored.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I picked this book on whim after just reading a few pages in the store. Something caught me about this book. These stories are so well written, I found myself enthralled by this book. Descriptions that find the bare essence of a scene, characters who show the many sides of humanity. There is no pretense in this writing, it is intensely focused storytelling. Some stories are inspiring, some poignant but every one a gem. I highly recommend this book for both its stories and being so beautifully written.
TiBookChatter More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed peeling away the layers and enjoying this one in small bits. Although it wasn¿t my intention to take an entire year to read it, reading it this way seemed proper. These are not stories to rush through. This was my first experience with Van Booy¿s writing but it definitely won¿t be my last.
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TheCloud More than 1 year ago
Van Booy's medium, the short story, compels. Every single story in this collection gave me chills, and I don't mean goosebumps, but actual chills that ran up and down my spine. If the economy has you worried, read Van Booy's work. Just one story at bedtime is a prescription for pleasure. I can't wait for his second collection of stories to come out.
SillyPuttyHD More than 1 year ago
I somewhat regret buying this. I really thought I would like it. I read a few of the stories and they just didn't speak to me. Try buying a single story before paying for the entire collection if you're unsure. I so badley wanted to like these stories, I will try again. Maybe a different story or maybe the same story again at another time. From the description I expcted to fall in love immediately. I didn't, but I'm not gonna give up! lol Sometimes it's just not the right season.I hope to update this review more positvely in the future.