I was really surprised by the skill of the story and the fact that the author was a debutant in the literature. The protagonist of the story is a boy named Peekay, who lived in Africa in the 30-50 years of the previous century. There are clear parallels with the author's life and the life of the protagonist of history. In fact, it is partly autobiographical novel. Frankly, I was wonderstruck by this book, and I sincerely regret that I didn't read it before. Furthermore, I am going to the library and read everything that was written by Bruce Courtney. This story can move everybody beyond words. Let's consider all the benefits of this novel.
The story is quite interesting. Little Englishman orphaned in South Africa (SA), at a time when people were separated by race and ethnicity in this country. His story of growing up, becoming a man, as a fighter for justice described in this powerful, touching novel. "Power of One" tell again about what was happening in South Africa's apartheid era with the acquiescence of European countries, but due to such as PeeKay, all is changing for the better. Therefore, it is worth to see the history of man, which certainly can be called a fearless and strong personality.
The story is not full of dynamic or breathtaking events. It only describes the life and struggle of the indigenous population in their motherland. You watch the development of the character of the hero, who helps local people to fight with injustices. There is a place for humor, drama, history. The novel has a very correct and clear atmosphere. The book tells the story about THE POWER OF ONE. The story about changing of life. It teaches that your life depends only on you and no one else. It is easy to recognize the great book. When you read it, you not only sympathize with the heroes, but also feel yourself in their place. Because of the method of writing from the first person perspective, which author used in his book, it seems that you are the protagonists of this story and it only amplifies the emotional effect. You worry about the characters and wish them success in their struggle. This book is one of the few books that really impressed and inspired me lately. After reading you have is a sense of hope and inspiration. You feel forces for fighting for your purpose in life. These feelings cannot be expressed in words. I would like to thank Mr. Courtney for sharing with us this fascinating history. I strongly recommend everyone the "Power of One" by Bruce Courtney.
I was really surprised by the skill of the story and the fact that the author was a debutant in the literature. The protagonist of the story is a boy named Peekay, who lived in Africa in the 30-50 years of the previous century. There are clear parallels with the author's life and the life of the protagonist of history. In fact, it is partly autobiographical novel.