"Unabashedly uplifting."THE CLEVELAND PLAIN DEALERSet in a world torn apart, where man enslaves his fellow man and freedom remains elusive, THE POWER OF ONE is the moving story of one young man's search for the love that binds friends, the passion ...
passion that binds lovers, and the realization that it takes only one to change the world. A weak and friendless boy growing up in South Africa during World War II, Peekay turns to two older men, one black and one white, to show him how to find the courage to dream, to succeed, to triumph over a world when all seems lost, and to inspire him to summon up the most irrersistible force of all: the Power of One.
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I had seen the movie of the same name twelve years ago and it had deeply moved me. The film focuses on the protagonist's humanitarian work much more than the book. I was quite disappointed with the book for it's focus on the individual struggle andI had seen the movie of the same name twelve years ago and it had deeply moved me. The film focuses on the protagonist's humanitarian work much more than the book. I was quite disappointed with the book for it's focus on the individual struggle and not as much on the plight of the Africans. What is true of both formats is the topic of prejudice between groups (english, boer, german, african) and ways to overcome it. The novel seems to be written for a male audience which I found grating at times. Some of the descriptions of events were hard to believe and lacked subtlety. This is especially so when the narrator is being physically assaulted as a child....Continua Nascondi