Sunday Bloody Book Review 2 –
“Surreality” by Carissa Villacorta
Surreality is a wonderful book about a girl who humbly finds her place in the world.
It’s a story about opening your eyes and allowing yourself to see the wonders all around you.
Carissa Villacorta has an AMAZING way of taking her readers on a “roller coaster” ride with her while she slowly realizes that being a pea in the pond just means that you have a bigger pond to love and explore.
A must read for anyone searching for their own place in this crazy big world.
My favorite quote from the author is that “Time is gold, money is paper.”
I only have three rating scales for my book reviews-
1. Must read
2. OK read but you’ll live without it
3. Don’t bother
This book, Surreality by Carissa Villacorta, is a MUST READ! It’s a lot of fun to read and will give you some inspirational insights on the world we live in today.
Contemporary life — in all its shapes, sizes and imperfections –is the subject of Surreality, Carissa Villacorta’s acclaimed collection of essays. As a young Filipina surrounded by people, events and experiences in New York City, she ponders on life’s mysteries: its joys, conflicts, and compromises. A big theme to take on, but she writes with specificity and simplicity; her heart is for the taking as she turns glib notions into impassioned dissertations for us, the living wounded. It’s old-fashioned wisdom mingled with new-age wonder: a singular mix that Surreality brims with and basks in.
Carissa’s sense of empathy is charming, natural and bountiful – the extraordinary gift that she shares with her readers. If her fan base is huge, it is no accident (see the quotes below). The effusiveness of people’s responses is matched only by Carissa’s commitment to inspire her readers in rich, incandescent ways. As you will discover by embracing this book, her words are the kind that we need to read in today’s postmodern world. The only way to get a clearer, sharper view of life would be a visit to an eye doctor: no fun compared to the wit and vitality that Ms. Villacorta brings to each of her delightfully entertaining pieces.