Alex Meyers Meyers itibaren Cox Creek, IA, Birleşik Devletler
Re-read it in preparation for the movie. Spoilers here, but you've likely read the thing anyway. Seems I'd forgotten bits of it - I'm struck, in particular, at how it seems as though the Dragon is the insurmountable task, but as it turns out, the real problem was one of human interaction and politics. In comparison, Smaug was the easy part. I took it as a lesson in doing the right thing in the face of new information or a changed situaion; doing the honorable thing despite the fact it contrasts with the opinions of some of those who are otherwise close to you. More of a parable when stood against The Trilogy, better suited to an oral re-telling and written in that style.
This book started off slow, but I eventually realized it's worth. In the end, I found great value in reading the stories of all the (mostly young) women who are trying to make sense of their experiences as people whose life experiences are pushed to the margins of the greater social eye. I found the article on sexual harrasment (in the streets, not in the work place) particularly powerful.
This was a very enjoyable story about a Bengali woman who has to move to London because her parents arrange a marriage for her with a man who lives in London. The story covers about 20 years that the woman lives in London and how she learns to adapt to being an immigrant in a country that is completely different in every way from where she comes from. She struggles to come to terms with her disappointment in her husband because he isn't very successful at work and he also seems to not have strong religious views like hers. The story also gives insight of what it is like to be a Muslim woman in a free country like England.