Wednesday, May 19, 2010

[Book Review] ZEITOUN by Dave Eggers


Sarah Frierson reviews ZEITOUN by Dave Eggers (McSweeney’s Books, 2009)

I recommend this book not because you will enjoy reading it. In fact, I guarantee you will not. But it is a book that everyone should read. Don’t get me wrong, it is a wonderfully well-written book and it will fly by from the moment you read the first chapter. But it is very painful to have to experience even a moment of what Abdulrahman Zeitoun experienced during and after Hurricane Katrina.

Eggers is able to masterfully tell this story that touches on family, faith, and the responsibility of a government, all while giving the readers a chance to step into the shoes of one who lived it, if only for a moment.

Sarah Frierson, History

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