One of the best books I have ever read. Paton can teach us all something about forgiveness.
For us to maintain sanity and have respect for humanity, one has to read this book. Not trying to draw parallels with the Nazi-Jews story but I am saddened that the black community in South Africa have failed to take advantage of their tragic history unlike the Jews...there is so so much that needs to be done by the Black South African to appreciate this tragic history for the prosperity of future generations.
I read this unforgettable book when I was in high school. I remember being so moved that I cried for days afterwards.
This is a great BOOK I had read it in Wad-Madani High School and I do love it the most .
please read this book!, you will thank me.
I loved, loved "Cry, The Beloved Country." I can understand your love for it too.
I LOVE THE WAY THE BOOK WAS WRITTEN. ANOTHER THING I LIKE ABOUT THE BOOK IS THE WRITER'S CONSISTENCY.THOUGH, IT IS TRUE AND FICTION BLENDED TOGETHER, IT HELPS YOU TO APPRECIATE WHAT REALLY HAPPENED IN SOUTH AFRICA.
This book is absolutely amazing in the literary beauty and the depth of the story. Every time I read it or even discuss particular parts, I feel the poignancy of the incredible human emotions experience. In order to really comprehend it, I recommend readers spend a little time discovering South Africa's history (a quick web search even works) and looking at some pictures of the landscape. Evident in the book and explained in some of the notes, the land itself is one of the main characters. Like the tune name of the national anthems of many African countries, God bless Africa.
Really really liked it
This is one of my all time FAVORITE BOOKS!!!
worst. book. ever.
This was the worst book ive ever wasted my time reading I had to read it for school and it made me want roll over and die
This was a particular favorite book of mine which I read when I was in high school. It retells the swtory of the prodigal son's return so well. And the charaqcters endear themselves to you in such a memorable fashion.
it does offer a great view on south africa
I read this book when I was in school and saw a musical on TV a few years later. Before reading the novel, I didn't know that apartheid was practised in South Africa. When South Africa rejected apartheid, I rejoiced and prayed that it would bring about a time of healing for the South Africans who had suffered such terrible injustices.