Saturday, December 18, 2010
Nathan's Take on "The Little Prince"
Author: Antoine de Saint-Exupery
How I got it: I bought it a long time ago
Why I read it: Because it is an amazing book that I love
Rating: 5+ Stars
The Little Prince. This book has a special place in my heart. I bought it when I was about ten years old at a book fair. When I first read the book I am pretty sure I did not understand the real meaning behind that book. Or maybe I did... the point of the book is to show adults how to be a child again. Exupery spins a wonderful tale of a Little Prince who loves a flower for no other reason than the fact that she belongs to him.
The Little Prince visits many adults during his journey to Earth, most of which are concerned with "matters of consequence". The Little Prince is narrating these visits to a pilot, presumably Exupery, but we are never told who the pilot is. This little book is amazing in all regards. The imagery and lessons that are packed into this novella have had a profound impact on my life. I can only think to tell you to go and read it yourself, as anything more that I say about it will not do it justice, and it will not take very long to finish the book.
You will (99% guaranteed) be touched in some way by this intriguing and life-changing book. Fabulously written and presented.
Go and read it. Now. :-)