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Book Review: The Universe of Us by Lang Leav


I'm a creative writer, non-rhymer, storyteller, and author. I write free verse and narrative literary composition.


Book Title: The Universe of Us
Genre: Free Verse, Prose
Author: Lang Leav

The Universe of Us was generally dedicated to Michael Faudet. The readers would know who he was in Lang's life just by having the first ten browse.

Lang Leav narrated in a way that made me turn the pages all the more! The words were charismatic, well-lit.

My insights into some of my favorite pieces:

"Most people want to save the entire world. It's a lovely thought, and I'm not saying that it's not a noble pursuit—but it's impossible to save everyone. You just have to pick your little corner of the world and focus your energy there. That's the only way you will ever make a difference." —Conversations, Page 43

This piece was somehow correlated to my creative writing hub, my kind of space in the world of literature—to inspire myself, the people around me, and the world.

She won't let anyone take it away from her. It is her rocket fuel and finally, she is going places. She can feel it down to her very core—this is her time. —Her Time, Page 63

"Her Time" would surely put some glint in the eyes of the readers, and whatever goals the readers might have would be surely put into context and might somehow be realized after reading this.

I loved you once and now I must spend my whole life explaining why. —Once, Page 99

It illustrated how love is infinite, that it might literally take a lifetime to list all its wonder and universality. She could write in lines the things that other authors could write in chapters.

And I thought if the artist had painted just one brushstroke less, he could have told an entirely different story. If he began with a smear of red instead of blue, it could have been a chapter instead of an era. —Blue, Page 121

This was undeniably captivating! I agreed on this, artists and enthusiasts are detailed in textured rhythm of scribbled illustrations; the balance and mix of ideas are included in the formula. The same thing is applied with creative writing, just a piece of a missing or added word may narrate a different story. This line sparks hope, interest, and inspiration not just to the readers but as well as to every writer, to all artists and creatives.

And all have conspired to keep it from reach. —Solace, Page 155

"Solace" reflected our response and approach toward our hope that is rested in promising fate—that the fulfillment of our dreams is nearer than it was yesterday.

These were my fountain of thoughts and reactions toward this book. I hope I was able to express well my deep admiration upon her written works by writing this review. In fact, this book was one of my inspirations in writing my first one! I hope she reads this. It would mean the universe to me!

Considering the technical side, the grammar, phrasing, and narration were compelling. Good choice of words! The arrangement of words was simply genius. I rate this book four out of four stars.

This book would be mostly praised and appreciated by littérateurs, lyricists, diarists, linguists, and the like.

I wish I could add more details to this review, but I guess I'd end it up here.

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