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Courageous, thought provoking, emotional honest journey- Simple and Brilliant read!
on 4 September 2012
I really can relate and understand Alom's view on religions and atheism; I know many Bengali's have had the same experiences as Alom. I really felt the heartache when he went through with the dilemmas he faced in life; going through questioning and the confusion in trying to make sense of things especially god and religion is ultimately really really frustrating and mind boggling!
I must say it is a very courageous book and can imagine all the hardship the writer must have gone through to give him the courage to write this book with brutal honesty too, especially on the author's personal story. Four of my relative are atheist and one is a spiritualist, all of Bengali origin and was Muslims by religion, all went through the same questioning. However I believe in God but not in any religion, I am not sure what that makes me...Hmmm...maybe half religo-theist or something! However I would recommend this book for anyone who find religion confusing and are looking for other open views. Overall this book is certainly a thought provoking read without any offence on religion itself, and also quite heartbreaking on some parts of the personal story. Liked the read very much, once I opened the book i had to finish the book that day, there were no boring parts.