(Day 5 - #SoFarAway)
*Sorry, I tried, but I just can‘t get this image out of my mind. Apologies to David Guetta & Martin Garrix, but theirs is not the first song with that title that comes to my mind.
Maaaaaany years ago my grandfather was in the navy, and his ship stopped in Rio during one of their tours. He bought a photo booklet for my grandmother which I “inherited,” and I was fortunate enough to spend a few days there on the way home from a work thing in Brasilia in 2002. It had gotten a little more built up in the meantime!
To date it‘s the farthest south I‘ve been and also the farthest away from home. #sofaraway #anglophileapril
I wish Littens such as @LeahBergen and @TrishB didn‘t live #SoFarAway because I think we may be kindred book spirits 😊
Honestly, there are so many of you on this site that I would love to get together with and talk books, books, and more books with 😊
Home is #SoFarAway when you‘re driving with a dead refugee in the trunk of your car from Morroco to the Netherlands. And where is home actually when your parents are Morrocan but you are born and raised in the Netherlands? Neither feels like home. The eternal dilemma of the migrant and the current flow of North Africans crossing the Mediterranean form the core of this novel.
#ATY2019 Set in a Mediterranean country
Kazuo Ishiguro was as good as I expected it to be. Stylish prose, characters obsessed with getting things done their way. A dream like quality to the narration and an ending all in tones of grey. I loved it.
@Cinfhen @Reviewsbylola @Mdargusch @emilyhaldi
"Home is behind, the world ahead,
And there are many paths to tread
Through shadows to the edge of night,
Until the stars are all alight."
Also this Google maps version of Middle Earth! ?
@Cinfhen @Reviewsbylola @emilyhaldi @Mdargusch