Saturday, July 21, 2007

EXODUS



By Leon Uris


I can't tell you what is there in this book, because I m not qualified enough to say that. And it will be blasphemy to try to do that. But I will try to tell why you should read this book. So WHY!!!!

  • Read this book if you want to know how a person feels if thrown out of his home for 3000 years.

  • Read this book if you want to know how a person feels when treated as a secondary citizen for 3000 years.

  • Read this book if you want to know how a person can still love God when God shows the utmost brutality towards him.

  • Read this book if you want to know what is Ghetto.

  • Read this book if you want to know how a person feels, when he knows his whole family is marked with most brutal death.

  • Read this book if you want to know how it feels, when a person contributes in the low level work of the actual execution of his whole community.

  • Read this book if you want to know how it feels, when everywhere you see but only one that is enemy.

  • Read this book if you want to know, what patriotism is.

  • Read this book if you want to know how it feels, to be in a Concentration camp.

  • Read this book if you want to know how it feels, when your new born baby is snatched from you to be thrown in concentration camp.

  • Read this book if you want to know what is ISRAEL all about.

  • Read this book if you want to know why there is constant war in GULF.

  • Read this book if you want to know how Judaism gave birth to two of the most followed religions of the world.

  • Read this book if you want to know what impact Holy Wars is having on today’s political landscape

  • Read this book if you want to know, that why everybody says “Its good to die for your country”, while Israeli’s says “It’s good to have country to die for”.

  • Read this book if you want to understand, how a teenager is trained to become a soldier for the survival.

  • Read this book if you want to understand, what despair is.

  • Read this book if you want to understand, what faith is.

  • Read this book if you want to understand, what courage is.

While reading this book I cried for hours. And it is one of the only three books I have wept while reading. One is Lajja, you can see its review in this blog and the second one is this and wait for the third one. What I can say about this book is that it’s a matter of experience rather than narration.

6 comments:

Sumeet said...

a unique style of writn a review..
n undeniably one of the best works of prabal..till date..n he has used his heart this time...lol
(no pun intended)

pragya said...

excellent and one of the most touching review.shows how deply can the book influence the readers

Paras Gandhi said...

Hey, good review.

Rajat Soni said...

It seems like an awesome book for people of all ages and a book that makes u feel for ur country.I will definitely go ahead and read it.

Funda-mentor said...

hmmmmm... seems this book has "moved a mountain"... by moved I mean touched and by mountian I mean Prabal :) mast hai review.. exodus has everything I want to know, specially how can a person survive 3000 years?

Nikhil Kulkarni said...

Good review - probably the best way to review book without any plot spoilers!!