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The Third Wave: A Volunteer Story

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  • Posted March 22, 2013

       This book would have made a wonderful story- were it not for

       This book would have made a wonderful story- were it not for the self-righteous attitude of the author. Instead of focusing on the actual events at hand, Thompson focuses on how her actions were the ONLY hope these people had. Several details seem out of place; she packs her Chanel No. 5 among her supplies to the Sri Lanka disaster zone, and she is 'forced' to hide her tears behind her Gucci sunglasses. Honestly, details like those makes one wonder if she was really focused on helping the victims, or on the image she wanted to portray of herself.
     The Third Wave had a lot of potential as a non-fiction story, but it ended up being more like an autobiography than a tale of disaster and survival. It did have educational parts, but those were few and far between. The writing style itself is erratic and somewhat elementary- many metaphors found in the novel are reminiscent of those used in primary school.
      In the end, it was a disappointing read.  To someone who was expecting great things from the novel, it made the time spent reading the book seem wasted.  

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