itibaren Steinberg, Wilhelmsthal, Almanya
My personal User's Manual...
I absolutely loved this book. It was everything I wanted and more than I expected.
Touching story about the dangerous journey of an Albanian family in Kosovo during the late 90's. Forced out of their home and mistreated by Serbian police the Lleshi family only had their strength of will and determination to stay together to survive nearly 2 years of abuse. Parts of the story were very disturbing and paralled that of the holocaust. It is nearly impossible to understand so much hate and the strength of it. The saddest part is that it will probably never end. Even in this fictional account the hate never really dissipated it just morphed into different versions of itself. They were persecuted in Kosovo for being Albanian then persecuted in America for being Muslim. It's so wrong to hate people without a reason. There are lots of people I don't like, but it's not because I have a problem with mustaches, it's because I've interacted with the person and they are generally a douche, but that doesn't mean I want to burn down their farm, it means I want to flip them off behind their back or roll my eyes at them. In conclusion, WAR, huh, good god y'all, what is it good for? Absolutely nothing, say it again.