Back in the dark ages, before the internet and pre-ebooks, reading was a fairly solitary experience. It's all changed now - across the world wide web, readers leave reviews for other readers and devote entire blogs to their favourite characters. And it's totally mind blowing to think that every reader reads exactly the same words in exactly the same order, but will experience a different story from every other reader in the world.
That's the beauty of books. They allow imagination to run riot; every reader brings their own experiences to the story, and so every reader fills in the blanks from their own unique perspective. Your interpretation of a story will be different from mine. Maybe only slightly different, but still different, and yes, that's true of all artforms, but especially so in this medium.
That's what makes reviews fascinating, so many varied viewpoints. For example, only one reader wanted more about the elephant. But that's all the excuse I need.
I wanted more about the elephant. After all, they're pretty special.
It's about an elephant. Betcha never saw that one coming :)
It's also about love. How love can set you free, or hold you prisoner.
When you love, you want that loved one near you, always and forever.
When you let the loved one go, even though your heart breaks and your soul feels empty, that's love in its purest form.
Elephants know this. And elephants never forget.