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From the bestselling author of the What PDFEPUB #227 A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius What Is the What is the epic novel based on the life of Valentino Achak Deng who along with thousands of other children the so called Lost Boys was forced t. If you know me at all you know I read a lot So I don t take these reviews lightly Here goes What is the What is without a doubt one of the best books I have ever readThe story of Valentino Achak Deng a so called Lost Boy of the Sudan is so moving that after reading the book I went to his web site and signed up for information on how I can help the cause Dave Eggers who is easily one of my favorite fiction writers has donated the proceeds of the book to a foundation co founded by he and Valentino wwwvalentinoachackdengorgThe writing is brilliant and the story is compellingbut I think what makes the book so great for me is the sheer tragedy of this boy s life and the unbelieveab

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What Is the What The Autobiography of Valentino Achak Deng

United States he finds a life full of promise but also heartache and myriad new challenges Moving suspenseful and unexpectedly funny What Is the What is an astonishing novel that illuminates the lives of millions through one extraordinary man back cove. Now that was a lot of information Too muchValentino Achak Deng is one of the lost boys of the civil war in Sudan He survived a genocide walking from Sudan to Ethiopia where boys were getting picked off one by one by lions in the night Crocodiles vultures dysentery soldiers tying to blow him up starvation a car accident and a robbery in Atlanta after being relocated to the USLife has not been easy for Valentino Yet he somehow keeps going with a positivity that is hard to believe The story is moving and Dave Eggers can sure turn a phrase but there was so much detailoh my poor overloaded head if this hadn t been an audiobook I never would have gotten through itBut that does not m

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O leave his village in Sudan at the age of seven and trek hundreds of miles by foot pursued by militias government bombers and wild animals crossing What Is ePUB #10003 the deserts of three countries to find freedom When he finally is resettled in the. TOO MUCH AND NOT ENOUGH A PARADOX With her open and confident sexuality she was the constant igniter of everything flammable within usHmm if this Sudanese refugee now American Valentine Achak Deng can turn a phrase like that how come he needs Dave Eggars to shape his book and cop the byline Okay maybe he can t maybe those delightful sentences are pure Dave So what about this I had feared for a long time that secretly Tabitha was well versed in the ways of love and that the moment we were alone she would want to move too uicklyNow this sounds like the authentic voice of an African trying to speak of delicate matters in his second language to me and comes off as horribly stilt


10 thoughts on “What Is the What The Autobiography of Valentino Achak Deng

  1. says:

    If you know me at all you know I read a lot So I don't take these reviews lightly Here goes What is the What is

  2. says:

    It takes a certain and rare kind of writer to make a story about civil war genocide and a refugee crisis boring and unreadable; that writer specifically is Dave Eggers It's not that I don't understand the purpose that this book serves just as we import the Third World's raw resources to fuel our own material greed so must we import their tragedies to break up the monotony of our lives My uestion is can't we get better books to d

  3. says:

    I’ve been thinking a lot about this book this morning I’ve recommended it a few dozen times over the years I didn’t even ‘think’ about whether or not I had written a review I hadn’tI read this before I joined Goodreads — in the days before I wrote reviews Those days are coming back again in my near future — ‘review retirement ‘— but that’s another story to review? haBut I’d like to share a little about

  4. says:

    “Valentino I just don’t know what God has against you” These words were directed at the subject of this novelbiography and are pretty much a motif that runs throughout most of this bookThis is one man’s true story of the Lost Boys of the Sudan Valentino Achak Deng at age seven and thousands of boys just like him endured all manner of hardship as they fled their homes as civil war beginning in 1983 devastated t

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    TOO MUCH AND NOT ENOUGH A PARADOX With her open and confident sexuality she was the constant igniter of everything flammable within usHmm if this Sudanese refugee now American Valentine Achak Deng can turn a phrase like that how come he needs Dave Eggars to shape his book and cop the byline? Okay maybe he can't maybe those delightful sente

  6. says:

    GREAT STORY NOT SO GREAT BOOK This took me THREE MONTHS to finish I did read other books in the meantime but believe me I

  7. says:

    Nine years after this was published I've finally read it Have meant to read it since loving Zeitoun a few years ago Wife listened to audiobook on long commute and deemed it a truly heartbreaking work of staggering genius also procla

  8. says:

    Now that was a lot of information Too muchValentino Achak Deng is one of the lost boys of the civil war in Sudan He survived a genocide walking from Sudan to Ethiopia where boys were getting picked off one by one by lions in

  9. says:

    When so much hype and reputation converge on such a complex and sensitive topic only to receive unchecked praise from the American publishing industry and profitable sales I fear disaster choir preaching and the pe

  10. says:

    Dave Eggers tells Achack's story much like you would hear it if you had befriended the Sudanese refugee yourself this book