Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Review of The Little Prince

The thing is, one cannot review a book like The Little Prince. Its the kind of book you read and either you realise that this is a book written for people like you, or u find it a bore. Its a bestseller, so my guess is that this book, written in a really simple language, echoes the heart of many most souls on earth. Sadly, we have no other planet to go to. But sometimes, we can look up at the sky and wonder if a little prince and a little gentle, unique rose are fine, on Asteroid B 612 somewhere.

There are lessons in the book, but only if u choose to remember them. Otherwise, of course, you can read big books, and use big words and say them to other big people who will then marvel at your wisdom. But in the end, it all comes down to this:
  • Children must show great patience with grown ups.
  • I am responsible for my rose.
  • That which is essential is invisible to the eye.
  • You must cut the baobabs early, when they are still young.
  • Your rose is unique. Because it is unique to you.
And somewhere, on Asteroid B 612, is a Little Prince. Whose story must be shared. And told. Again. And Again. And Again.



kj said...

it's probably my favorite story and my best life lesson of all time. i have a fancy pop up book of the little prince as well as my tattered hardback.

you've summarized the lessons well.


Onkar said...

very nice

How do we know said...

hey kj: Thanks so much.. and I went to ur blog yday.. lots happened...

Onkar sir: Thank you!