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4 out of 7 people found this review helpful.
How someone could survive such a tragedy and put it into words i
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4 out of 10 people found this review helpful.
The tsunami of 2004 in Asia was something no one was expecting a
and being the only surviver. This story was not very organized. Deraniyagala thoughts were all over the place. I can see where Deranlyagl...
and being the only surviver. This story was not very organized. Deraniyagala thoughts were all over the place. I can see where Deranlyagla
was just writing in journal to express her feelings but before publishing this memoir the editor of the book should have organized the thoughts
a little bit better.
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Not what you expect but better! Reading the back cover of Wave
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Reading the back cover of Wave you can clearly tell what it's about. It's a memoir from a survivor of the 2004 tsunami in Sri Lanka. You would expect it to be just that, a detailed account of what happened that day but as you read it you come to find out that there is so much more depth to her story. Sonali writes almost is a poetic way, explaining her emotions throughout the various situations she is put in. In the book she loses her entire family to the wave; her husband, her two sons, and her parents. You can tell throughout the story that she is going through many different emotions all at the same time. She keeps with a consistent theme of grief and the different stages she experiences. “..I lapse into thinking that nothing has changed, no one has died....The I have to remind myself. That life is over” Some people would probably say that this seems disorganized and that here thinking was scattered but I think that it was actually written in that way in order to convey her exact thoughts to the audience. Although the book is rich in emotional testimony it is also full of adventure. You almost feel like you are there with her as the tsunami surges toward the hotel her and her family are vacationing at.”I’d never seen him like that before. A sudden look of terror....He saw something behind me that I couldn’t see, I didn't have time to turn around..” Sonali does an amazing job of telling it like is and at the same time not leaving an detail out of her story. I would recommend this book to pretty much anybody. Don’t expect it to be some happy fairy tale like the interpretation of the tsunami in hollywood; but expect a rollercoaster ride that will take you into the mind of someone who has witnessed the horror of one of the most tragic events in modern history.