One of my favorite books of all time. The author writes a lot on the topic of "the search for beauty" and it resonated with me a lot. I think, it is more of a mini philosophical essay, rather than a novel and when I read it, I felt like finally someone saw the world through my eyes and understood me. The book also embraces the complexity of life, I like that a lot. It hold such a strong place in my life that I even have quotes written out in my journal and on little pieces of paper that I keep in my wallet.