Hector and the Secrets of Love
Are you bored of reading the same-old, same-old, love story? Stories that have different characters in different countries but plots more-or-less the same? Yawn, yawn. If you’re looking for an in-depth love adventure with unforgettable characters then this is not the book for you. However, if you ARE looking for a creative and inventive take on the age old emotion of love then read this book and you will not be disappointed with the journey you will take.
My honesty compels me to admit that I thought, at first, that reading this book might be a waste of my time. What I wasn’t doing though was thinking out-of-the-box and being open to a different perception on a love story. I actually found it a refreshing change to read a light-hearted novel about an emotion that inspires and uplifts as well as destroys and rips apart. Despite it’s tongue-in-cheek humour, there are plenty of insights through Hector writing in his notebook and his ‘Seedlings’. I particularly like the way his Seedlings are linked into his own experiences and then pondered on briefly. I also absolutely loved the balance of the negative and positive. The cross-cultural insights can only make you think about humanity as a whole and how universal love is and finally the moral dilemma that Hectors handles so beautifully ………………………..
If you’ve ever been open to life and love (which I think all of us have) you will readily identify with the journey Hector takes. The insights and experiences validate how we have all felt at some point, so reading this may make you feel a lot better in knowing that you are not alone on the emotional roller-coaster.
Of course, it’s possible to see this book in two opposite lights – a humorous approach to the heart-rending things humanity is capable of – or the glossing over of those things. There is already enough negativity in the world, welcome to a book that brings back a little lightness. Read it for an alternative view.