Amazing Books, The Anthill Author Julianne Pachico This Is Very Good And Becomes The Main Topic To Read, The Readers Are Very Takjup And Always Take Inspiration From The Contents Of The Book The Anthill , Essay By Julianne Pachico Is Now On Our Website And You Can Download It By Register What Are You Waiting For Please Read And Make A Refission For You I was lucky enough to get an advanced reading copy of this book, and what an incredibly moving and fantastic book it is Set in Medell n in Colombia, it follows the story of Lina half British, half Colombian , who left the city at the age of 8 for England, and is returning twenty years later to reconnect with her childhood friend adopted brother she left behind Her friend, Matty, now runs a voluntary after school clubhouse in the barrio called the Anthill where Lina goes to volunteer.I shan t say any, because I don t want to give away spoilers, but I will say that the book is unique, original, and inventive in the way it tells this story of loss and growth The characters are all so vividly drawn, and human, and I felt myself getting extremely attached to and emotional about them all The tone of the book spans a wide range of themes black comedy, atrocity, childhood trauma, rebirth, growth, humour, laughter, death, loss, hope.Medell n is a beautiful city, and I was lucky enough to visit last year What this book also does so well is to juxtapose the city s new vibrant and touristic image with its difficult and bloody past I constantly found myself questioning How does a society recover from the wounds of conflict How do we live alongside those we disagree with How do we forgive and can we ever And is it better to forget Here are some lines I particularly loved You ll never get the same story twice from anyone here People are tricky in this country, my dear If you stay here long enough, you ll see People will do and say things to get whatever Nothing is ever straight nothing is clear That s just the way things are.But what exactly is so good about bringing out what s hidden Doesn t looking into the light cause your eyes to burn I would thoroughly recommend this book to anyone interested in learning about Colombia and its history, particularly that of Medell n.
- 320 pages
- The Anthill
- Julianne Pachico
- 13 April 2018 Julianne Pachico