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3,096 Days by Natascha Kampusch
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May 10, 12

Read in May, 2012

This is a book one can't really rate...because no humane person can like it...and you can't say it's bad...it's, to be simply put, dreadful...

And then again, most of us won't b able to remotely identify with the girl...so I didn't find it odd when at so many places I was shaking my head...thinking that she never tried enough...or wondering if the book is just dragging (oh, not to forget I am d one who craves on fiction...this genre, true and sad's mix, is a lot too tough for me in any case)

I don't know...I can't say the book touched me a lot...because I couldn't really get to the tone of the book...the girl was saying she was wronged a minute...n defending the kidnapper the next moment...n I buy her explanation for that...but then as I said, it's tough to relate with the book...because what she went through is not something we imagine...even in nightmare...

Here is to hoping that she would get her life back om track...n live a happy normally life...for there is a reason she survive..n what better way to celebrate survival than to really live :)
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Sarah Russwurm I completely agree with you that the book did not really pull my heart strings but I doubt that Ms. Kampusch tried to. She tells the story from the perspective of having survived and even finds the humanity to relate to the ones that wronged her. For me, these are signs of a very strong character that realizes that holding onto anger and hate is not going to improve her life. By committing suicide her kidnapper has taken away the chance if an open dialog and eventually understanding him. By letting go of the anger and also admitting to the "nice" things he did for her she choosing her own pint of few, freeing herself from him and a good deal of negative emotions attached to the situation.


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