Friday, July 6, 2012

Journey to Virginland Epistle 1 by Armen Melikian

If I were to say this book is recommended for EVERYBODY, I would be a liar, so please, unless you can respect somebody's opinion, do not read this book.
I had an issue at the beginning myself, wondering why and who this guy thinks he is for making fun of my country!! But, immediately, after receiving my husband's text back, that said, "Idk, sounds interesting", I had already finished chapter 1.

I hated the book, and I started reading it because I hated it, but just as the old saying goes, "Don't judge a book by it's cover" (even though the actual cover was alluring), it was the MAP that got to me;), anyway, I re learned that lesson again. (been re learning and re learning that a lot lately...)
The author has a brilliant mind, and by the way, if you are reading this or you already did, and you are about to give a bad review, think twice about that! He also poked fun at himself, didn't he?
He is right, and it is a discussion in our house many times, society as a whole, simply sucks. There is a lot wrong with this world, and I don't care what political party you are affiliated with, there are some serious issues that if kept unresolved, will be our final doom. Reading this made me think about this even more, and thankful that I wasn't crazy, thinking some of this already.
I try to do reviews on books as if I was the person who ran to the bookstore, (well, the internet bookstore, since bookstores in an actual town seem to be disappearing), because I wanted to buy the book, and have been dying to read it!! I can't write a review for a book that somebody sends me, as though I am just some egotistical, person who knows it all, and finds no interest in a book, I have to read them with an open mind, and put myself in the person's shoes who ran to the bookstore because they were absolutely dying to get a copy the day it was released. Now, I am not saying this is how it was with this book, totally. I may have, at a bookstore, opened this up, saw that map, and without reading, flung it back on the shelf and walked away. I am so glad I didn't.
Did I mention yet how awesome this author is?? Truly divine read, if I do say so myself. Flows brilliantly, a real masterpiece, one that I hope I see my children bring home from school as part of a discussion someday.

** I received a copy of this book in return for my honest review**

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