Why is it that entertainment is important in human lives? The common notion is that entertainment is our escapade from the trappings of our everyday lives. Our lives are decorated with cracks. The cracks are then filled with drama, maneuverings, the acts of walking on tight ropes and trying to read between the lines. Inevitably all those things become a part of us. A part so familiar to us that our fear revolves around losing it.
When we are not doing any of those, we are losing our time waiting for things. Waiting in our doctor’s clinic, waiting for the clock to tick five so we could transition to another seemingly meaningless chunk of the day, borne out of necessity, that is our commute, and waiting for life to finally blossom.
What do we do for entertainment? We glue ourselves in front of our screens, watching people like us act out sequences that have an eerie resemblance to our real life. If entertainment truly is our escapade, why are some of the all-time blockbusters and cult classics have storylines with striking similarities to our lives?
Perhaps the hunt for fulfilling and consuming entertainment is at its heart driven deep in our complexly and intricately assembled selves to find a tribe. To find people who look and behave like us. To realize and find contentment that the folks who knitted their thoughts together to conceive this motion picture were trying to tell a common story in the world. That, to us, is the signal that we are not alone. Humans are oft described as social animals. We need relations, and we need relatability.
Our fierce pursuit of romance is again in its most primal form, our effort to fight a deep-seated inner void. The seriousness of the matters of life takes a toll on us. That is one aspect a reader will fall in love with in Talia Hibbert’s ‘Get A Life Chloe Brown’.
It is a work of meaning that masks itself as a simple story. The writing style conveys serious topics while simultaneously ensuring that it does not take itself too seriously. Among the many notable essences of the storyline, one that stands out is the messy recovery process from an abusive relationship the male lead is experiencing. In romance books, the usual cookie-cutter way of establishing a plot is to show the female lead as someone moving on from a bad relationship. This adds a lot of freshness to the whole plot.
The female protagonist in the story, Chloe, is battling chronic fatigue and myalgia. She is shown to wage war against her condition every single day bravely.
The support they both offered each other led to their wonderful growth. Yet they managed to protect each other’s independence while nurturing their partnership in a manner that can be best described as beautiful.
Their present relationship shows the heaviness of dealing with past trauma and bitter experiences of a by-gone time. Still, the author does a brilliant job of ensuring the story does not go sideways with the dark details of those testing times.
The two main characters set a strong example of the significance of communication in building a sound relationship. Like all stories, there were instances of miscommunication, some arguably avoidable. The characters handled them well, without wasting any time. This alone encapsulates a timeless message. That misunderstandings in life should not be allowed to linger on.
The author’s way with words captured the fantastic transition to intimacy the characters indulged in. For some, it might feel excessive, but romance without intimacy is like a thunderstorm without the thunder.
We believe this book should be a movie because the storyline brought together many facets of human life and showed that the happenings of life do not need to be taken as a death sentence. It is vital to push forward every day in your search for meaning.