Tuesday, August 19, 2008

The Power of One

The Power of One: A Novel

by Bryce Courtenay

I picked up this book because I love Stephen Dorff in the film adaptation, but I couldn't put down the book because it was so good. This book follows a young British boy who grows up in South Africa in the midst of appartheid. In addition to a great story, you get a look at the recent history of South Africa and the relations between the many ethnic groups there without the dryness of a history lesson. Beautifully written with wonderfully three-dimensional characters, every one of them.

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