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Well written, Beautiful and insightful- the Power of One,
This review is from: The Power of One (Paperback)
This book was reccomended to me by quite a few different people- without me mentioning it, which I took to mean that it would be quite a good book. So I read it. To say that I had to force myself to read the fist 100 hundred pages would not quite be true. The horror of what I was reading was almost over ruled by that strange human quality of needing to know what happens after- does it all end in happiness. And obviously the answer to that is- in some ways, but in many ways no. This book is moving, emotional, unexpected, well planned, very insightful. A boy growing up, a journey through his childhood, through the good and the bad. There are so many wonderful descriptions of human interactions. Courtenay must be a wonderful expert in human relationships. The most touching bit, for me, was when Peekay realises that racism is an evil disease sent to ruin good men. But obviously Courtenay puts it much better than that. I think the world could be a much beter place if everybody read this book.
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Initial post: 21 Feb 2008 15:12:22 GMT
Mrs. B. Browne says:
I cannot recommend this book highly enough, an amazing 'hero', gripping story line and an insight into the trials & tribulations of emerging black power in South Africa. I agree with the reviewer in every respect.
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