Wednesday, August 17, 2016

"Little Princes" by Conor Grennan




"Little Princes" by Conor Grennan

Completed reading on August 15, 2016

Just read “Little Princes” by Conor Grennan and couldn't have been happier that I came across this book at Tbilisi International Book Fair in May of this year. The title about the children from Nepal just grabbed my attention. I didn't think twice whether to get this non-fiction or not.

“Conor Brother” describes his experiences and search for lost children and their families in such a way that you feel as if you are walking with him along the mountainous tracks and dangerous paths towards Humla.  You feel as if you are  sitting next to him on the roof of Little Princes house overlooking the yard and seeing how children play and hearing  their chatter.

Just few weeks before reading this book I read “Into thin air” by Jon Krakauer and from the comfort of my home travelled from Kathmandu  to Everest Base Camp and all the way to the summit and felt as if I was still in the Himalayas.
Reading “Little Princes” taught me more about the people, culture, traditions, family values and future generations of Nepal, those children whose fate fell into hands of the child traffickers and then miraculously into hands of those like Conor Brother.

Excellent writing, page-turner and no matter your interest in life, this is one of those books that must be read by everyone!

Cheers Conor Brother!