Half in Love, Red.

I have read a book Half In Love, written by Maile Meloy which has a good story about Red that I loved. A soldier named Red meet a girl named Irene. Red likes her, but seems Irene doesn't reply his compliment.
Overcome, he caught the girl's hand in his, but it was so lifeless and passive it made him angry. He crushed it in his grip, sliding the bones and sinews inward toward the palm, the slender fingers crossing one over the other. "Don't," the girl said. She pulled her hand from his but kept walking by his side, eyes straight ahead.
You're like death," Red said. "There's no life in you. What's the point of being beautiful?" She stopped, and looked ready to answer, but shook her head and began to walk again. He caught her then, and kissed her hard. Her hair smelled like lilacs but her skin smelled like nothing; there was no close body scent to distinguish her from the cold night air.
then Irene offers sex to him but he rejects her. LOL *that's one of the part which I like* :D
She said, without looking at him, "You're passionate, I guess."
"You can stay with me if you like," she said.
"You mean I can share your bed?" he said.
"Yes," she said. "If you like."
"Well, I don't," he said finally. "I don't like."
*does he really not want it?*
I guess not.
Like Freud told us, what's on a man's mind is sex. sex. sex. LOL

yep. like I guessed before, they get laid.
"I'm going to France in the morning," he said, after a while. It suprised him to think she didn't already know.
She looked over at him. She was close enough to kiss if he sat up a little, but he didn't want that. he just wanted her lying there. Her eyes were solemn.
"It's going to be worse than you know," she said.
Red looked back up at the sky. A mist had drifted in, obscuring the stars, which had moved some distance along their course, and soon the waiting would be over. After a while the girl moved her hand from behind her head and took Red's in hers, and they lay on the chill stone like an old couple in an old bed, fingers intertwined, until the sky began lo lighten, and it was time for Red to go.

even it's in the fantasy life, we could still approve the Freud's theory that is What's on a Man's Mind is Sex.

do you agree, guys? ;)


Rendy said...

ga juga,
gimana mood

v3n0m said...

nice book btw, sama ga kek buku lupus ?

Kartika Monoarfa said...

@Rendy: oh ya? ;D

@v3n0m: hahaha nggak. beda2 tokoh tiap cerita, soalnya :D dan ini serius, gak kayak lupus :D

irwanse said...

wah.. ceritanya sangat bagus...
lanjutkan review buku2 yang lain.

Anonymous said...

Pake nama anonymous---> coz gak tau mo pake blog yang mana...(jadi blog yg baru, br pake nama asliku)....
Well, bagus blogmu.....

Bet Natasya

Anonymous said...

"even it's in the fantasy life, we could still approve the Freud's theory that is What's on a Man's Mind is Sex."

Hmmmmm...klw postinganmu yg diatas memang cocok dgn teoriny Freud....hmmm

Kartika Monoarfa said...

@irwanse: buku lain? hoho masih banyak yang belum saya baca, wan :D

@Bet: haha thanks! where's urs? :D

@anonymous: ingatanku bagus kalo ingat teorinya Freud ;D

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