Esther Kohl

 
Helpful votes received on reviews: 78% (29 of 37)
 

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Top Reviewer Ranking: 4,669,713 - Total Helpful Votes: 29 of 37
BOOK OF CHAMELEONS, THE by Jose Eduardo Agualusa
BOOK OF CHAMELEONS, THE by Jose Eduardo Agualusa
8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An absolute treasure, 8 Aug 2006
This is simultaneously one of the most charming and unusual books I've read in awhile. With such a unique narrator, readers get a true fly-on-the-wall (or what have you) view of one man's journey. A quick read, Agualusa's poetic weaving of story flows together easily. I enjoyed Chameleon's equally as both great literature and beautiful poetry. The traces of magical realism reminded me a bit of Gabriel Garcia Marquez.
Reunion in Barsaloi by Corinne Hofmann
Reunion in Barsaloi by Corinne Hofmann
17 of 21 people found the following review helpful
I read Return to Barsolai in one day, soon after reading The White Masai for the first time. Although it's not as captivating as the first memoir, I must say it's likely because endings are never as exciting as beginnings. It's definitely a must-read for anyone who loved White Masai, or wants to learn more about what life in modern-day Africa is like.
The White Masai by Corinne Hofmann
The White Masai by Corinne Hofmann
4 of 7 people found the following review helpful
The White Masai is the perfect modern love story set in an unconventional locale. And like any great love story, it is a triangle - though in Hoffman's unique memoir, it is the embedded traditions of a culture that is impossible for her to fully accept and understand that creates conflict in her relationship with the Masai warrior, Lketinga.

This memoir paints an amazing landscape of life in Africa while bringing together characters so perfectly that readers grow to love them as much as Hofmann herself does.