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Henderson the Rain King by Saul Bellow
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Mar 21, 2012

it was amazing
Read from March 21 to April 03, 2012

My previous attempts at reading Bellow were not that interesting. For some reason I could not go into the spine of the Humboldt's Gift, and Herzog was some tough material for me. Could be I was not really ready for him or his kind of writing. But that has now changed with my reading of Handerson the rain King, and I plan to attempt Bellow again some time soon.

The man Handerson is a wild and funny one, but very deep and weird in his own sense. He does not settle for what society seemingly lays in his path, and he now has to flee to Africa. As he confesses towards the end of the book, in search of wisdom, or a way of life or whatever it is that Americans leave their land to look for in remote places. His trip is in most part not very interesting. He goes through all sorts of trials and meets Itelo the first King before he meets Dahfu, the second King, who teaches him a lot. Basically, the essentials of life! Great book to learn a lot from, especially about fear, and why we should be like lions.

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message 1: by Jennifer (new)

Jennifer Vanderbes Also try SEIZE THE DAY.

Moses Kilolo Jennifer wrote: "Also try SEIZE THE DAY."

Thanks Jennifer, will do so as soon as I find it.

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