I am half way through and am going to stop - goes on and on about mostly the same thing, Dave you can stop, "I get it already"... I read to learn things and to be inspired and somewhat to be entertained. I think I learnt what there is…Read moreRead more of this comment
Eggers' narrator, a fictionalized version of a real person, is a Sudanese Lost Boy. Forced to flee his village by government militias, he survives marathon walks, starvation, disease, soldiers, bandits, land mines, lions, and refugee camps…Read moreRead more of this comment
Feb 16, 2012loonylovesgood rated this title 4.5 out of 5 stars
A remarkable book. Hard to read in spots but I found it hard to put down. It certainly makes you stop and think and appreciate what you have...
Jan 31, 2012zavirani rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
An excellent story from the perspective of one of the Lost Boys of Sudan. Eggers writes wonderfully, with a lot of emotion and a great voice that doesn't feel condescending or pandering to a bleeding heart. It's feels like an honest…Read moreRead more of this comment
Sep 08, 2011
An incredible book & I recommend it to anyone and everyone. You won't forget the story of the Lost Boys -- they will stay with you.
Jul 22, 2011Harriet_the_Spy rated this title 4.5 out of 5 stars
A gripping book, tragic yet hopeful, and a remarkable work of art. American-born Eggers produces a completely believable self-portait of a South Sudanese refugee raised mostly in camps. The real Valentino Achak Deng both provided the…Read moreRead more of this comment
Jun 09, 2011MelissaBee rated this title 4 out of 5 stars
"What is the What" provides another Dave Eggers classic where his curiosity and compassion for others shines through effortlessly.
Those who keep up with the news are aware of the large scale human tragedy that occurred in the Sudanese…Read moreRead more of this comment
A story about Valention Achak Deng who was among the thousands of Lost Boyz who fled their war torn country of Sudan into Ethiopia and Kenya in hopes of eventually starting a new life in the US. This really is an outstanding book. Sudan…Read moreRead more of this comment