I’ve been reading from different readers the term “book hangover.” What is it? Urban Dictionary defines it “When you’ve finished a book and you suddenly return to the real world, but the real world feels incomplete or surreal because you’re still living in the world of the book.” I was thinking, I don’t get those! I pride myself in keeping my sanity intact as a reader and writer. When I am in the creative world I am there, when I’m in the real world I’m there. Then I read Your Voice is All I Hear by Leah Scheier. (Review Coming Soon) That book left me feeling:
I’m still reeling from it. That book left me raw… it’s so realistic. The lines from that book reality and real life became blurred. I haven’t been able to fully come back, this book has left my thoughts haunted. The last time I felt like that was the movie Sixth Sense.
That’s part of the risk we take as readers or movie watchers when we engage in a story. We are taking the risk that the world the creator creates may leave us in it’s ever expanding wake, long after the story is finished. For me I don’t feel like this happens too often, but when it does. I never forget it.
Is there a book that has left you feeling like this?
How do you recover?