Thursday, May 13, 2010

Little Bee

Little Bee is a modern day tragedy about multi-national corporations and 3rd world countries and disparity between the two. Little Bee is a young woman, caught in a village destroyed by oil drilling. Caught, ravaged, trapped, imprisoned. Her life is juxtaposed with Sarah's, the smart, wealthy, entitled and worldly magazine editor.
It is sad and thought provoking book, often crude, both in language and content, that suggests life doesn't always present good choices, healthy alternatives and safety. A tragic look at detainees and the horror that they try to run from.


Shannon O'Donnell said...

I've heard of this book. It seems like one I should read - powerful and meaningful. :-)

LaughingLioness said...

It is very graphic. Some of the scenes are creepy but it does really highlight injustice.