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3.0 out of 5 stars
"Like walking through a swamp", Nov. 21 2011
1. "Little Bee" seemed a little more experience related - in comparison to books like "The Birth House" - which I found more rigid and academic
2. Pg. 78. A literary example of happiness. "Happiness - all of it is built on top of something that men want."
3. This book reminded me of "The Pearl" 1947 by Steinbeck
4. Constant theme of 'killing oneself' - and 'ways' of killing oneself
5. Good story structure from pages 1-78 - with two stories. One "Little Bee" and the other about the "O'Rourkes." It contributes to suspense. The want to get the two stories to join up
6. Very modern story
7. You can tell the author is speaking from experience from his youth in West Africa (the author lived as a youth in West Africa)
8. I can relate to the authors background of living in Africa because I lived in Malawi
9. I can relate to the 'accidental visiting of a British concentration camp' [Inspired by his childhood in West Africa and by an accidental visit to a British concentration camp[...]] - because in The Netherlands I accidentally went to visit a 'doorvoerkamp' - a link station transporting people to major concentration camps in WWII. It was called Westerbork. [...]
10. The book reminds me of the movie, The Constant Gardener, 2005 in the sense of the violence in Africa and the themes of 'good' versus 'evil.' Page 130-131
11. The descriptions of the tea plantations remind me of the tea plantations in Malawi that I witnessed
12. This book was very hard to read. It was like walking through a swamp. It is a sad and emotionally charged book. It is beautifully written though.