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5.0 out of 5 starsThoughtful appreciation for Yahia Lababidi's works
ByCU2MROon 26 November 2011 - Published on Amazon.com
I have been an ardent fan of Yahia Lababidi's "Signposts to Elsewhere" which I ordered from Amazon on a fluke well over 3 years ago- and find myself constantly picking up this book off my coffee table near daily and rereading one of his 'thoughts'. The book is filled with Yahia Lababidi's thoughtful aphorisms as applicable to our daily lives. I have highlighted some in yellow, some in blue, some are underlined- "Signposts to Elsewhere" is one of those rare books that does not ever deserve to be put on kindle or nook or iPad2 or any electronic form as it is meant to be appreciated by being held and scanned with your fingers and eyes, highlighted, dog eared, underlined and assimilated over time- sitting down and just reading through this work of literary art in one sitting would be like sitting down and reading Walden in one sitting and you grasp but 10 to 20%. Yet if the physical book is within reach of where you sit at days end, you will find yourself enjoying a few passages each day and discovering/memorizing certain thoughts of Yahia Lababidi's in such a way that his intent was as simple as what was in the simple verse yet has so much depth. One of his thoughts that permanently imprinted upon my consciousness is that 'Opposites may attract but similarities last' - I am not sure that is an exact quote so pardon my paraphrasing. "Signposts to Elsewhere" is filled with so many other similar passages. Enjoy! eBooks have their place but they will NEVER replace certain books we treasure as at least for me, being able to physically flip through the pages and mark the book up as I have over the years has as much importance in my assimilation and appreciation of his thoughts. Anything written by Yahia Lababidi is worth the time to read and reread and to be enjoyed as the days, weeks, months and years go by. "Trial by Ink" is no less different but not the same format as 'Signposts' in that it is much more personal between Yahia and the reader (assuming you have read 'Signposts').