Hi friends! Long time no see. I am back today with a book haul! Following a rather dark and existentialistic theme, the two books I have bought are This Blinding Absence of Light by Tahar Ben Jelloun and More Than This by Patrick Ness. Below I’ll post photos of the covers (I got softcover for both) and I’ll type the little blurb on the back.
An immediate and critically acclaimed bestseller in France, This Blinding Absence of Light‘s internationally renowned author Tahar Ben Jelloun is the first North African winner of the Prix Goncourt and winner of the Prix Maghreb. Crafting the real-life events into narrative fiction, Bell Jelloun reveals the horrific story of the desert concentration camps in which King Hassan II of Morocco held his political enemies. The underground cells had no light and prisoners were given only enough food and water to keep them lingering on the edge of death. Working closely with one of the survivors, Bell Jelloun tells the story in the simplest language and delivers a shocking novel that explores both the limitlessness of inhumanity and the impossible endurance of the human will.
Seth drowns, desperate and alone.
But then he wakes. Naked, thirsty, starving. But alive. And where is he? The street seems familiar, but everything is abandoned, overgrown, covered in dust.
He remembers dying, his skull bashed against the rocks. Has he woken up in his own personal hell? Is there more to this life, or perhaps, afterlife?
So, my dear readers. Those are the books I bought. If you’re going to comment telling me two books is not a haul, let me tell you, anything more than one book is a haul on a student budget.
Stay tuned to watch me review these books!