“An orange buffalo is a thing we are told exists, but doesn’t. It’s all the things our parents and teachers taught us to believe and strive for.
Once on the quest for the orange buffalo, you never want to stop because it would be admitting the perfect life doesn’t exist.”
That’s all it took. Those three sentences and I was hooked…
I’m sure you’ve seen posts and comments about this book going around the blogosphere. Rara even hosted a a prompt called the Orange Report that was related to the concepts within this novel. And you probably thought, “Oh, I should check that out at some point.” Maybe you even have already…
But, if you haven’t.
Rara will tell you that some people who have read her husband’s books decide they need to make life altering changes. She warns you before you start. Be careful. I won’t go that far (except I guess I sort of just did), but I will say there were moments in this book when I was compelled to read passages out loud, and I don’t do that. Ever.
Grayson has written a compelling and insightful story. It pegs the generation he is part of. It rips apart societal norms. It questions the way we lead our lives, the way we are “supposed to” lead our lives. And, it is worth reading.
So, no more procrastinating. Other projects can wait. The long line of books on your to-read list need not apply here. Load it to your favorite reading device, settle in for the long haul, and devour this book. That is an official kingdom decree.
Once you’ve finished it, and you loved it, which will happen, go check out all the awesome Orange Buffalo related goodies they have up for offer on their Redbubble shop.