Sunday, January 09, 2011

Book Review: The Book of Negros

Last night I finished reading this excellent book. Over Christmas itunes was offering a free "thing" every day. One day it was this book! So I snatched it up because a) I am cheap and love free things and b) I love books.

The Book of Negros is the story of a woman, Aminita's, life. She is stolen from her home and forced to be a slave. She leads an incredible life. One that is often more sad then you can imagine but always incredible. The book is not a true story, but based on true events. At the end of the book the author talks about all the research he did for the different parts of the book.

The book didn't really make me cry (till the end) but it made me grateful for the life I lead and amazed at what adversity people can go through and still keep moving forward.

I highly recommend it. It's a very interesting story and good book.

Till next time


1 comment:

Goofball said...

thanks for the recommendation. I'm still so gratefull you introduced me to Jodi Picoult. I'll write this down to remember next time I search for books