Saturday, May 26, 2007

A Long Way Gone

Finally finished my re-read of Snow Crash. Phenomenal all the way through.

I’ve now begun reading the next book off the top of my stack: A Long Way Gone. This memoir of a boy soldier in Sierra Leone’s civil war is just as disturbing, compelling, heartbreaking and full of incomprehensible inhumanity as I’d imagined it would be. And you should read it.
Here, the author, Ishmael Beah, reads an excerpt from, coincidentally (serendipitously?), the exact point I’m at in the book.

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