The Power of One: A Novel Paperback – 1992
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Nevertheless, the book engrossed me immidiately and within the first 20 pages it had made me laugh out loud and cry - no book has ever done that to me with such intensity before or since.
One complaint I have is with the back cover of the new editions of this book. Mr. Courtenay or the publishers have changed the name of one of the most crucial characters! On the back, it mentions a friend, Hymie, when in fact his name is Morrie. I was bitterly disappointed to read Tandia to find that the tone of the book has changed, and Mr. Courtenay decided to changed Morrie's name to Hymie without so much as an explanation.
Aside from that matter, the book is my all-time favourite and I have given it as a present to all my friends throughout the years.
The story is well written and will hold your heart and mind despite the occasional unbelievable coincidence. Overall, a very good book and I have not hesitations in passing along my friend's recommendation to you.
I couldn't put it down. I read the whole book cover to cover in two days. It was amazing!! The characters are so beautifully descriptive. Peekay becomes so real, you feel like your right there with him. You will cry and laugh with him and cheer for joy when he succeeds.
He learns some pretty hard lessens early in life and yet he still treats everyone, no matter what color or background, with equal respect (this should be a guide for us all).
He battles through adversity and every challenge and refuses to let it dampen his will to accomplish his ultimate goal. First with the head and then with the heart...!!
I know that some might say that this book is unrealistic, some might even call Peekay selfish. I, on the other hand, took the romantic viewpoint and saw the story of a small boy who grew into a forward thinking youngman that saw through racial blindfolds and followed his heart to fullfill his dreams.
Please do yourself a favor and READ THIS BOOK!... You will not regret it.
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Bryce Courtenay can weave words into such an incredible story that it's hard to put the book down. A wonderful tale of life, growth and self discovery.Published 8 months ago by Suzanne
Currently, i am reading this book out load to a friend, so that we both fall asleep at 2:00 am. Also, i really want her to get it herself, so she can enjoy it as well.Published 12 months ago by Dorothy Waldner
I am only half way through the book. An amazing story so well written. The details provided add greatly to it. Read morePublished 15 months ago by not provided
This was the first of Bryce Courtenay's books that I've read. I was sufficiently impressed that I ordered two more books of his.Published 19 months ago by Luci Beach
A pure delight from the start; a mindblowing riveting tale by a masterful historian and philosopher of epic proportions. I will be forever changed by the beloved Peekay. Read morePublished on July 17 2014 by Ally Alias