Dedications. | Inspired by BookTube

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Sanne from Books and Quills made a video on dedications found in books and I suddenly felt inspired. I went through some of my books to find some interesting ones. It seems like authors dedicate their books mostly to their family members and don't bother to make the dedications interesting (which I totally get but...)

I picked five dedications - actually these are the first five interesting ones I read but you know... these authors were already a promise of something creative.

Toni Morrison: The Bluest Eye

"To the two who have me life
and the one who made me free."

I've got only the Czech edition of The Bluest Eye and even though the dedication doesn't sound that beautiful in Czech, it still struck me when I opened it. And by peeking in a copy of Beloved I found out Toni Morrison's dedications are probably always special.

Michael Chabon: Telegraph Avenue

"To Ayelet, from the drop of the needle to the innermost groove"

So far I've read only one of Michael Chabon's books and this is not it. And unfortunately I didn't like it as much as I hoped I would. However I think I'm gonna pick this one up just for the dedication (and the music!).

Helen Oyeyemi: The Icarus Girl

"This is all for
Mary Oyeyemi
(Sorry about that time I pretended to be the Angel of Death.)
and the other 'Tony, from before."

I somehow can't really decide why I like this one so much. It just resonates with me for some reason.

Neil Gaiman: Unnatural Creatures

"For Bigfoot, for the time travelers, for the pirates, for the robots, for any boring people (who obviously aren't actually secret agents in boring disguise), for people in space rockets, and for our mothers - N.G."

Leave it up to Neil Gaiman to write a very special dedication. It's not just to whom it is dedicated but the way it is written. His writing is always so beautiful and I loved this whole short story collection, it's brilliantly put together.

Caitlin Moran: Moranthology

"To the bit in Bottom where Rik Mayall and Adrian Edmondson hit the gas man with a frying pan forty-two times. I learned so much from you."

This one just seems to sum up Caitlin Moran so brilliantly! It's her in one simple, very weir dedication.

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