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Love & Misadventure [Paperback]

Lang Leav
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (24 customer reviews)

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26 April 2013
Lang Leav is a poet and internationally exhibiting artist. Awarded a coveted Churchill Fellowship, her work expresses the intricacies of love and loss. Beautifully illustrated and thoughtfully conceived, Love and Misadventure will take you on a rollercoaster ride through an ill-fated love affair- from the initial butterflies to the soaring heights- through to the devastating plunge. Lang Leav has an unnerving ability to see inside the hearts and minds of her readers. Her talent for translating complex emotions with astonishing simplicity has won her a cult following of devoted fans from all over the world.

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  • Paperback: 176 pages
  • Publisher: Lang Leav (26 April 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0473235501
  • ISBN-13: 978-0473235505
  • Product Dimensions: 20.3 x 12.7 x 1 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (24 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 374,633 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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The enchanting work of contemporary Sydney artist Lang Leav swings between the whimsical and woeful, expressing a complexity beneath its childlike facade. Lang is a recipient of The Qantas Spirit of Youth Award and was granted a prestigious Churchill Fellowship. She has completed shows in several cities including Santa Monica for the renowned Copro gallery, who have worked with artists such as Mark Ryden and Audrey Kawasaki. She was handpicked to exhibit in the landmark "Playboy Redux" curated by The Warhol Museum and Playboy Enterprises, alongside contemporary greats such as Gary Baseman and Tara McPherson. --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.

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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A book as beautiful as love and poetry itself 23 Jun 2013
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Poetry lover/liker or not, this book is a beautiful treasure to be discovered and devoured. I discovered Lang Leav's poetry on Tumblr and was immediately engrossed in the artistry and heart and soul of her words. They really touched me, and honestly helped me in a way I was not at all expecting. I'm an avid reader, and sometimes writer of poetry myself, and Lang is now definitely one of my favourite writers. She has such a fresh original voice, and the timeless message of her words will undoubtedly touch so many hearts, as it has mine.

I love everything about her book, the exquisite imagery that made my imagination euphoric. The structuring of her book, which is so creatively thoughtful and tells a story of its own. The titles of each poem are also very thought provoking and beautiful (I don't like to repeat adjectives, but they truly are nothing short of beautiful). The way her words are arranged, to their rhythm and rhyme, each poem felt like a dance, a celebration, a fireworks display.

As quickly as I read the book, I did not want it to end, and I feel as though something as touching and wonderful as poetry itself is the only way to appreciate and praise this book. I will not attempt a meta poem, but I will definately and most wholeheartedly recommend this book! Of over 100 books I've bought from Amazon over the years, this is one that I felt extremely compelled to write a review about, because I hope others will get similar joy, peace, wonder, contentment, comfort, happiness and if needed, renewed hope that I got from Lang's words. But of course, the beauty of poetry about love is in its multitude of meanings and messages it carries and emotions it evokes which are unique for every reader.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Discovered on Pinterest 24 Dec 2013
By Coogs
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I found Lang Leav's postings on Pinterest so touching that I had to buy the book. It has certainly lived up to expectations, thoughtful and beautiful.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful 26 Oct 2013
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Absolutely loved this book. Stunningly beautiful poems and wonderful artwork. Everyone should own a copy! fantastic and really good quality! :)
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful words 1 July 2013
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Unfortunately I don't possess the talent Lang Leav does when it comes to words, so I shall just say - what a fantastic book, I whole heatedly recommend it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderfully insightful 6 Aug 2014
By Natalie
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There is a beautiful simplicity in the words of this book, and yet in saying that, I found many of the poems, and the feelings that they created within me, to be thoroughly complex.
Though all individual poems, when read at once, like I did, (and I dare you to even try not to), it forms an abstract story of the feelings and occurances of a love life. It is, as most others have said a wonderful book to be cherished. There are so many amazing things I could say about this book, so much so that I feel everyone should read it. Therefore, even if you are not a reader of poetry, (like me), I implore you to buy it, as like me, you'll probably be thoroughly suprised and delighted.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful 27 July 2013
By AmyF
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Found her on Tumblr originally. The imagery is just fantastic. I'm struggling to find enough words for this review as there are just none worthy to describe it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect, you'd be insane not to purchase. 11 Jun 2014
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Amazing, just as beautiful as I thought it would be. I will most definitely be buying more of Lang Leav's beautiful work.
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5.0 out of 5 stars I fell in love with this collection 27 May 2014
By Maya
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Amazing poems. Some made me cry. I bought this book of rsome other friends. A wonderful book of poems one can read over and over again.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Loved it! Good book
Published 10 days ago by Salina Gurung
2.0 out of 5 stars Two Stars
Not bought for me!
Published 1 month ago by eileen willmott
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Great purchase, I absolutely love the poems in here.
Published 1 month ago by Kamelia
5.0 out of 5 stars Love it
I love the poetry, very sophisticated take on love.
Published 2 months ago by Sophie
5.0 out of 5 stars I simply ADORE this book
Simple words and pictures - do not let this fool you. Absolutely stunning, succinct and very moving. A must have.
Published 4 months ago by Mrs. J. Gietzen
3.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful wordplay but sometimes it was confusing!
The poems and stories Lang Leav has created are so wonderful in how they explain and paint out the trials and ventures of the human heart. Read more
Published 4 months ago by Arekusanda
4.0 out of 5 stars Cute
Lang Leav writes beautiful poems. I wasn't sure what to expect but they were really good, although they aren't what I usually go for. Quick delivery and came in perfect condition.
Published 6 months ago by Natalie
5.0 out of 5 stars Charming, Lovely, Surreal
If you want to be transported through every stage of love, than you have to get this book. With magical small words intertwined so beautifully, Lang Leav puts you in a mysterious... Read more
Published 8 months ago by Andreea Dumitrache
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful
Lang Leav has written a fantastic book of poetry that captures the highs, lows and heartbreak of love perfectly. My new favourite poet.
Published 8 months ago by Mr. Thomas M. Ward
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