Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Review: The Little Prince

Tittle: The Little Prince
Author:  Antoine De Saint-Exupery
Pages: 168
Format: E-book
Rating: 4.5/5 Stars

“What makes the desert beautiful,' said the little prince, 'is that somewhere it hides a well...” 

The narrator of the story is an airplane pilot. His plane is crashes in Sahara desert leaving him all alone. While trying to fix his plane,he is approached by 'The little prince', a curly-headed blond child who claim that he is from a small planet call Asteroid 352 but people on earth call it Asteroid B-612 and never answers direct questions.

The Little Prince planet is very small planet,  occupied by 3 volcanoes, some plants, including the dangerous “baobabs” which if left unchecked, can over-run the planet, as well as, a beautiful, singular rose with 4 thorns that the Little Prince learns to love dearly. The rose is very vain and unappreciative of the Little Prince’s constant attention causing him to feel used and unwanted and he eventually leaves her alone to explore other planets. While journeying, , he comes across a King with no subjects, a business man who only cares for numbers, a drunkard, a lamp-lighter whose planet is so small he is constantly turning the singular lamp off and on and a geographer.

 Each of these adults add to the Little Prince’s disillusionment with grown-ups, he didn't understand grown-ups. At the geographer’s suggestion, the little prince visits Earth, but he lands in the middle of the desert and cannot find any humans, and this is where The Little Prince journey actually begin.


I've always wanted to read this book, but never have the desire to read the book until I discovered that there's a movie adaptation of this books. The little prince is so innocent and pure. He thinks that grown-ups is such a narrow-minded person. And I guess it's a little bit true, I've noticed that as we grow up, we buried so much of our imaginations and it make us a boring person. 
All grown-ups were once children... but only few of them remember it.
After reading this book, I don't really think that this is totally Children's book, because there's so much deep meaning in this book. 
I read in one of Goodreads comment that this book should be read 3 times in our life: as a child, a young-adult and as an older adult, because as we grow older our perspective changes, and thus we become able to appreciate things in different ways. And I guess its true. You also need to watch the movie! It's wonderfully brilliant, I love how its kinda answer all the things that the book left. It left me with a joyous feeling. You'll know the feeling when you finish the book and watch the movie. :)

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