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"Episodic and bursting with incident, this sprawling memoir of an English boy's lonely childhood in South Africa during WW II pays moderate attention to questions of race but concerns itself primarily with epic melodrama," noted PW.
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“The Power of One has everything: suspense, the exotic, violence; mysticism, psychology and magic; schoolboy adventures, drama in the boxing ring.”
–The New York Times
From the Hardcover edition.
My wife and I were skiing and someone said that this was their favorite book. We spent about 6 months reading it aloud together - reading on your own you will finish this book... Read morePublished 6 days ago by Scott He
Wonderful, engaging book, for the most part. The ending is very abrupt and a bit unsatisfying.Published 10 days ago by Daharvey
If you find yourself with an opportunity to read The Power Of One, do not hesitate. This is the most uplifting and intelligent, beautifully written and thoughtful book I have read... Read morePublished 19 days ago by Catrax
Love anything that is written by Brice Courtenay and narrated by Humphrey Bower (Humphrey Bower could read the telephone book and I would be happy).Published 23 days ago by Linda K
I've been meaning to read this book for 20 years as when I was young I lived in South Africa for 6 months. Well this book transported me back there. Read morePublished 25 days ago by James Montgomery
All the one star reviews are right. Probably the two star ones as well.
The popularity of this book consolidates my conclusions that as a species, we are doomed.
Only half way through the book and I am enjoying every aspect of it! Great read!Published 1 month ago by Shannon Han