My rating: 5 of 5 stars
This is a book for all ages. For children, it is a book about adventure and for adults it can mean so many things at different levels.
It is metaphorical describing introspection at times and general observation of human behaviour at others. It can be spiritual or philosophical too, depending on what your frame of mind is in while reading it. Hence, a book that can be read a number of times without getting bored and extracting a different meaning from the tale every single time.
Or, it can be read to a child as a book of sheer adventure of a person lost in a desert who meets an alien. It is so much fun and excitement for a child and adult alike. Definitely a must read.
Here are a few excerpts from the book which will give you an insight into what to expect.
The best part is it is a one sit read.
“All grown-ups were once children... but only few of them remember it.”
“And now here is my secret, a very simple secret: It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye.”
“Grown-ups never understand anything by themselves, and it is tiresome for children to be always and forever explaining things to them”
“Grown-ups love figures... When you tell them you've made a new friend they never ask you any questions about essential matters. They never say to you "What does his voice sound like? What games does he love best? Does he collect butterflies? " Instead they demand "How old is he? How much does he weigh? How much money does his father make? " Only from these figures do they think they have learned anything about him.”
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