Three Weeks with My Brother
Life is not fair...
God works all things out in the end, even if to us it doesn't seem right....
A family must stay together through it all....NO MATTER WHAT!
Noone is perfect...we should try looking at ourselves first..
Investing in your children and their future is priceless...
We all must get away sometimes to sort through our bag of trash and emotions that we have picked up along life's journey....
A man and wife are truly a team and I need to figure out how to have that kind of par ...more
وليست كذلك سيرة ذاتية لحياتهما فقط -مع كون هذا أكثر ما أهمني وما ركزت فيه- وإنما هو يُعتبر من أدب الرحلات، فتارة يذكر عن الرحلة وعن مغامراته فيها مع أخيه، وما شاهداه -وإن له وصف جميل أعجبني- وتارة يرجع للماضي ليتذاكر مع أخيه عن حياتهما وطفولتهما بكل ما يتخللها من مغامرة وشقاوة ومواقف محزنة ...more
تبدأ برغبة الأخوان بالقيام برحلة معاً..لزيارة معالم أثرية حول العالم..
لقد كانت الرحلة التي طالما تمنيا القيام بها..
يتأرجح السرد بين خطين..
الأول يصف الرحلة بكل تفاصيلها والأماكن التي قاما بزيارتها حول أماكن متباعدة في العالم ،والخط الثاني يعود للوراء ليحكي حكاية هذان الأخوان منذ طفولتهما..
إنها سيرة ذاتية ممزوجة بأدب الرحلات..
الكثير من الصدق المشحون في ثنايا تلك الأحداث يتسرب إليك ليخبرك أن الحياة تتفاوت صعوداً ونزولاً..
توفيت والدتهما في حادث سقوط ...more
A huge crowd of women were fluttering around an author. He was a clean cut, preppie-ish kind of guy (I remember that his blue shirt had an unfor ...more
Yes, Micah, you definitely deserve to be the one guy in centuries they all ...more
However, this is not one of his fiction books. This is a two-part memoir, written with his older brother Micah. One part of the memoir is about their childhood. The other part is about a 3-week trip around the world that they took together in 2002. Each chapter starts with a certain phase ...more
In one scene, Sparks tells us about his attempt at the famed 'wooden-rocket powered by CO2 cartridge' feat in the Cub ...more
While what is true is that what sparks does is what many of us wish we could do; he finishes novels. He doesn't just start them.
And now that I've read this memoir I have come to realize that the man behind these novels that make me cry and laugh out loud has overc ...more
So, when I read this book, it appealed to me on different levels. I related to the author's family life. My parents d ...more
It covers 3 weeks wheree nick and his big brother Micah go on a group trip around the world, visiting among other places as lalibela,Ethiopia, machu picchu, the temples of Cambodia, the inka pyrimids, Easter islands and other places like that. In between he writes about his life growing up and all the strains and loss that he and Micah had to cope with.
The book starts off with Nicholas making plans to go on a trip with his brother and when they finally start out on the journey, its not only mesmerizing but also leads Nicholas to introspect on certain aspects of his life.
I have had the privilege to have the wonderful places described by my famous author in this book ...more
I have not, and probably will not, read a Nicholas Sparks novel. However, I did enjoy his non-fiction work. It was a nice blend of memoir and travel writing. I don't remember much of the details, as it's been so long, but something about it stuck with ...more
الرواية تستحق القراءة ، بل إنها ممتعة جداً
That is why I feel so deeply the pleasure of our own family and thank God every day for giving us the family I enjoy & love with every fiber of my being.
this is copied from another - I co ...more
I bought “Three Weeks with My Brother” for my friend as a birthday gift. It is a memoir written by both Nicholas Sparks and his brother, Micah. It sounded like the perfect present for my friend. She read it and loved it and wanted me to read it. I was not sure what to expect and ended up blown away by it.
The memoir jumps between the br ...more
وأمس في حافلة الدوام قرأت من جديد، وضحكت عدة مرات، لقد خدعني الأسلوب الفكاهي، فهذه ليست رواية مضحكة، إنها حكاية أسرة كاملة وأخوين بالأخص بآلامهما وأحلامهما وحياتهما
وعدا عن الأسلوب الجذاب، لدي (هوس) نوعا ما بالإخوة، حكايات الإخوة، لاسيما الإخوة الذكور، وهذا كان دافعا إضافيا لأنطلق في الكتاب بسرعة!
لم أحمل تصورا معينا عن الكتاب، تركته يوضح نفسه بهدوء، وتفاجئت بنفسي اليوم أبكي مرات عديدة وأنا أقرأ، لقد واجه هذان الأخوان الكثير من الموت
ويبدو أن ال ...more
Nicholas Sparks is one of the world’s most beloved storytellers. All of his books have been New York Times bestsellers, with over 105 million copies sold worldwide, in more than 50 languages, including over 75 million copies in the United States alone.
Sparks wrote one of his best-known stories, The Notebook, over a period of six months at age 28. It was published in 1996 and he followed with the n...more