Reflection: Jellicoe Road


“It’s funny how you can forget everything except people loving you. Maybe that’s why humans find it so hard getting over love affairs. It’s not the pain they’re getting over, it’s the love.”

I couldn’t have chosen a more appropriate quote to go along with this post. Jellicoe Road is not an easy book to read. First of all, you’ll have to figure out the story within the story and try to separate it from what’s presently going on. And this novel is an emotional  heavyweight. If you’re not ready for the onslaught of angst, you’ll never be able to appreciate it in all its glory. So yes, whenever I decide to reread this book, it’s not the pain it lends that keeps me coming back. It’s the love that won’t let me forget.


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