Review è Serendib 102

Jim Toner ☆ 2 Characters

Review è Serendib 102 ↠ I didn't invite him The idea was all my father's my seventy four year old father who had never been outside America and who suddenly thought that Sri Lanka where I was a Peace Corps volunteer would be a jolly place to visitWhen John Toner a retired Cleveland judge decided on a whim in April 1990 to spend a month with his son in war toDents learn without computers books or even paper; he bonds with Sri Lankan children and learns once again how to give and how to play Each new experience pushes Toner's father to face his fears and brings him closer to his youngest son Serendib offers a colorful humorous and touching account of multiple discoveries of an old man exploring deep within himself of a father and son finding each other and of two cultures coming together on uncommon ground and awakening to the joy and hope of the life they sha. Great book especially if you're from India

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I didn't invite him The idea was all my father's my seventy four year old father who had never been outside America and who suddenly thought that Sri Lanka where I was a Peace Corps volunteer would be a jolly place to visitWhen John Toner a retired Cleveland judge decided on a whim in April 1990 to spend a month with his son in war torn Sri Lanka he was as much a stranger to his seventh and last child as he was to the hardships of life in a Third World country Serendib chronicles the journey that follows. This was a fun read and I enjoyed the story and the location and the lessons learned This would make a wonderful movie The reason I rated it 3 stars is that I'm not a big fan of memoirs and I think I just wanted depth and feeling I also wanted to know what happened after the story ends as far as the relationship with the author and his father That being said it's a good book and I would recommend it

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SerendibAs a father and son who had never been alone together live in close uarters in the poorest of conditions and replace awkwardness and distance with understanding and loveAlong the way are the stories of John learning to eat with his fingers bathing in a river alongside cows and trading his wool trousers for a traditional sarong We witness his coming face to face with a Hindu priest in a loincloth and his first encounter with the everyday violence of a country at war with itself John watches with awe as stu. Totally enjoyable Great fatherson story Father started out difficult unwilling to try new things in Sri Lanka and ended up comfortable with the culture and people Loved to see the transition Such nice fatherson bonding