Thursday, July 19, 2007

A Long Way Gone

A few co-workers and myself were discussing movies one day and a few mentioned were Blood Diamond and The Last King of Scotland since they're both based on actual events. One co-worker who also discovered I like reading suggested I read a book he has called "A Long Way Home" by Ishmael Beah it's his actual Memoirs of being a boy solider in Seirra Leone. I finally finished reading it last night and I was thoroughly impressed. It's amazing and so scary to see how this boy lived and was rescued by Unicef. Some parts are a bit disturbing as he describes some of the gory details of being a solider but at times I was so into the book that I didn't even realize how brutal it was until I had put the book down and thought about what I had just read.

It definitely makes you appreciate our freedom and way of life.


Anonymous said...

I watched both movies and they were great! Makes you realize have good we have it in Canada. Will have to read the book.


Myrna Hynes said...

I also loved both movies, especially Blood Diamond.

Did you get the book from the library?