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The Power of One by Bryce Courtenay
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Mar 06, 2010

it was amazing
Read from March 26 to May 23, 2010

I listened to this one on CD, so got to enjoy an entrancing South African accent. In an introduction to the reading, the author calls this the narrative of his life, although he admits, rather coyly, that Peekay is "larger than life", as befits a hero.l I am still trying to figure out how much is actually true, but I guess my curiosity will go forever unsatisfied. I loved the book, but wonder if Peekay will ever come to realize that the miraculous providences that pop up continually in his life and his amazing natural abilities were actually gifts from the God that he disdains. Truly the power of one is the power of One. I thought the book ended too abruptly also and it left me wondering if Peekay found revenge as sweet as he imagined and if it really did free him from the need to live up to the expectations of others. One more question--what happened to Hoppy??

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