Not for everyone, but it WAS for me

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The book is an exemplary example of the "no plot, just vibes" subgenre that I love. The writing in this book was absolutely astounding.

It was a masterclass in yearning and devotion between two characters, who, need I remind you, never occupy the same time or place. Red and Blue, the two main characters, are more art than they are real. They are an embodiment of love and desire and the forbidden thoughts we try to hide from everyone--including ourselves.

Their love, if you will call it that (I will), spans time. It is an emotion so powerful that it forces them to create art to honor it.

To be able to enjoy this book, however, you have to be able to accept that you can't understand. Who they are, what they are, how they travel and travers time and leave these messages. It isn't for us to know, so you can't worry about it. When explaining it to my friends, I often tell them they have to turn off their logistical brain. They have to allow themselves to feed into the emotion while holding logic at bay... and there is something SO romantic about that.

I think about this book often. It changed me as a reader. I know there will be people who don't like it. Some may even hate it, but I also know that, to me, it is one of the most beautiful examples of modern literature.