Hola!! As you know I have read one not-s0-great book and one not-good book this year, I wanted to try a new author for a change. I thought maybe it will be a breath of fresh air. One should read good books, not just good names, I believe. We always pick those books with big names on it, let’s try focusing on what’s inside the book. That actually matters. So, I happened to pick this one. “Bedu: Bedouin Boy, Poet King by David W. Sutherland and Paul McKellips“. February 2020 seems to be a great month for reading, doesn’t it? Three books already.
I bought an e-book this time instead of a physical copy, so no pictures. I struggled a tad because I’m not attuned to e-books, I prefer physical copies. Anyway, I don’t know much about the author. When I read the summary I figured it is a bit like ‘The Alchemist by Paolo Coelho’, but still went with it because it has fewer pages. *LOL* Yes, I love thinner books. And also because I thought maybe I could use a simple story to rejuvenate my mind.
Anyway, I chose, I bought, and I read. Here’s my opinion.
I’m really glad I picked up this book. Just as I expected this book positively uplifted my mood, a breath of fresh air indeed. I liked it. I don’t say I loved it but I liked it. Bedu: Bedouin boy, poet king is written by David W. Sutherland and Paul McKellips. It is a story about a shepherd boy named Bedu who embarks on his journey to a faraway land to restore his father’s flock of sheep on the word of King Melchior. All the way, he carries some guilt in his heart only to learn a valuable lesson. His journey through several experiences of life, what he learned, and what made him what he is, in the end, is very interesting. A boy who thinks he is just a shepherd turns out to be much more than that.
Aren’t we all? We think we are just this but we have always been much more than ‘Just this’. That’s what I learned from this story.
It is not a very big book which of course is a good thing, according to me. There are no unnecessary characters, unwanted scenes, and no too much description of the surroundings. You know how in some popular books, the writer gets carried away and describes the surroundings too much, and it gets boring. This book didn’t have that. It’s written what is needed just for the plot of the story. Every character, every dialogue, and every place he traveled has some importance in helping Bedu to realize who he is.
It is a very simple story, one like our grandmothers used to tell as bedtime stories, and with a moral. This is just like that. I found a few interesting perspectives on life. The story moves smoothly ahead and as I said there is no unnecessary drama, I did not feel bored at any point.
Although I found a few grammatical mistakes, and I also felt a few words missing here and there. Nothing major but they still matter. Apart from that one thing, I do not have any major negatives to say about this book. And as long as the story is good and gripping, what’s a few typos.
Also as I said, I felt the storyline is a little similar to “The Alchemist”. Not totally, just at some points. But it’s still worth a read. It’s simple, clear, and definitely not boring. I would rate it 3.5 out of 5 stars. It’s 3.5, not 4 or 5 because of the few errors I found (as they break the flow of the story). So, finally, this is a good book to read while sipping your coffee on a nice bright morning.
I read three books this February, and this one is better than my last two reads. I’m not saying best ever, but the better of all the three I read so far in February 2020.
If you wanna try, go ahead.
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