Monday, December 15, 2008

bedside book review

Posted by Kero at Monday, December 15, 2008
I finished Heaven & Earth the other week but only got the chance to blog about it. Hubby and my brother Jay has watched the movie and both highly recommended it. I did not have the chance to see it on screen so i opted for the book.

It is an autobiography of Vietnamese girl named Le Ly Hayslip. It paints a haunting picture of the war that divided her country. Her strength and courage help her survive the Americans, the Viet Congs, and the South Vietnamese soldiers.

The book opens up your mind on almost everything about humanity. It made me feel so lucky to have choices. To have freely chosen the husband I wanted. To have the choice to give myself firstly to him after all those years of taking care of myself. Le Ly on the other hand was taken against her will. The irony was, it wasn't the foreign soldiers who took over the village. She was violated by her own people. The Viet Congs whom her family trusted, defied the rules for, and fought beside.

There was so much to learn from Le Ly's tale. It will make you sad, cry, and will make you advocate not to attack another country for war.

1 sweets for Kero:

Artemis on December 19, 2008 at 6:51 AM said...

I've seen the movie,, it's really emotional and very touching...oh, life!


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