Wednesday, 3 July 2013

Empty Roads & Broken Bottles; in search for The Great Perhaps Review

Empty Roads & Broken Bottles; in search for The Great Perhaps
Author: Charlotte Eriksson (AKA The Glass Child.)
Publication Date: April 22nd 2013
Published; The book is self-published through Charlotte’s record label “Broken Glass Records".

The story of The Glass Child, Charlotte Eriksson, is one of those you usually see on movies. Only 18 years old she left everything she had and knew in Gothenburg, Sweden, and moved to London to dedicate her whole life to her music and art. A vague dream about reaching out turned out to be an extraordinary fight for true and real art. A journey about self-discovery, learning solitude, the difference between having a home and feeling at home and how she finally found a home in herself, in her music, in her words. Charlotte spent a year homeless on the road, sleeping at friends’ and fans’ floors, learning and searching. An ordinary girl created a community of over 22,000 dedicated fans online, and all alone with nothing but hard work and determination she managed to build a life on her art, being a true inspiration to so many people, showing that you can achieve and become exactly who you want to be, if you just want it bad enough. ”I wanted to turn my life into art. My very existence into a poem. This is my story - it’s been a beautiful fight. It still is.”


I first read bought and read this book back in April, and this was the first review I'd written;

I've spent the last few hours trying to string words together to make up some sort of way to tell you, show you, how to explain how proud I am of Charlotte, and this book, her journey. I stayed up last night to finish reading because I couldn’t put it down, and even now I still don’t know what to say or to feel and for once that’s a good thing.

It's hard to say anything about someone who made you believe in something again but it was a privilege to see the world through her eyes for those few hours. But don't just take it from me, read this and see for yourself and read the beginning of something beautiful.

After reading again, I still have no words to say what a life, a story, that Charlotte leads, and after she recently up and left to start a new journey in Berlin, I can honestly say she is an inspiration to every person that has ever dreamed and I am grateful to be apart of the community she has created. Also, to call this person a friend.

"I want my life to be the greatest story.
My very existence will be the greatest poem.
Watch me burn."
― Charlotte Eriksson, Empty Roads & Broken Bottles; in search for The Great Perhaps

You can buy  Empty Roads & Broken Bottles; in search for The Great Perhaps here, here and here.