- Copertina flessibile: 140 pagine
- Editore: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform; 1 edizione (3 novembre 2016)
- Lingua: Inglese
- ISBN-10: 1523295945
- ISBN-13: 978-1523295944
- Peso di spedizione: 209 g
Kima (Inglese) Copertina flessibile – 3 nov 2016
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR A. H. Amin is an Iraqi author. He was born in Kuwait where he had lived most of his life there. He studied dentistry in Emirates in his first years and then he continued in Egypt. After that he traveled to China for his postgraduate studies where he also learned how to speak Chinese Mandarin. He had first came across with his talent when he had met a group of students in Emirates who were discussing the making of a movie. After seeing how his ideas had impressed them, he started to take an interest in literature. He started finally after he came up with the idea for a new fiction thriller book, Psychs - which was his first published book - after he received good criticism about his new idea. A. H. Amin is living in between Kuwait and China at the moment where he still writes and explores his ideas. And when he is not strapped to his desk, he would be restoring people's smiles in the clinics, jogging, or trying his best to stay on his diet.
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Many years earlier when Kima was much younger than she is now, she learned she had a special gift. She could understand what animals were saying as they communicated with each other. This was also when she met the Black Seagull who could see farther than anyone else and by doing so he could predict and warn the animals of what was to come. Now in her older years, Kima has met Alex and Alice after Alex finds a beach full of dying whales. These two youngster will find that they have the fate of themselves as well as the animals on their own shoulders.
I can best describe this story as a Fable. You travel with the Black Seagull, a Gray Wolf, a Dolphin named Shells and a Whale as they try to prevent the destruction of their planet as they know it as well as their species. But what will cause this destruction? The best answer is 'Man.'
Are we, as humans, really causing the destruction of the animals we share the planet with? I found my answer to this question at the very end of this book when Author Ahmed Amin talks about the annual event of the whales that have been committing 'suicide' on the beaches of South Africa since 1928. The cause? Possibly magnetic fields created by humans.
The book was sad yet happy as most Fables are and ends with a lesson that we all need to take notice of. Very enjoyable reading.
I wanted to love this story, I really did. The premise is magical, like fables of old passed through ancient texts and read at bedtime to the young. Whilst I have no doubt there are those who would adore every aspect of this story, I personally was unable to become invested. The writing switches from human to animal perspective, whilst unique, for me the animal parts were too long and although they were integral to the tale lacked the flow and pace to keep me interested. There is a nice moral/ lesson to the tale, but I won’t spoil it for potential readers by revealing it.
I would have loved to give this book more than three stars, but as objective as I can be I was unable to mark this any higher. It is a tale of great potential, but sadly, for me at least, it falls short.
Please note, I received a free copy in exchange for an honest review.
The book is really easy to read. From the first pages, the author weaves the mystery and mischief in the story…
Provided by author as a complementary copy for my opinion and review.