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Only one step remained between me and happiness — to vanquish the thought
that the moments would have an end, that one moment would be the last and,
after that, I — Abdullah — would go. But the wind would blow, the clouds would
And this thought torments him by night and by day. As soon as you see his face
and his eyes, you will know that he is the prey of nightmares. He has a round,
Russian face, the face of a kindly man, and the dark, threatening eyes of a man
Yet the room was not very much darker, because the moon shone through the
open window. 'Very strange,' I thought, 'if these little insects hide in the daytime
and come out in the dark, why do they so madly seek the light? If they need the
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Earth and Sky shattering book !!!! I read it in Bulgarian my mother's tongue.... I had no idea Bulgaria had a living Literary Giant of the caliber of Kazantzakis... Makes one think if Bulgaria has given birth to men of the caliber of Manol, the main protagonist of the book and movie, then this nation will rise.... I have been fishing in the Rhodope mountain lakes as a kid and they are truly magical... but after I read this book, I started to look at that region of the world with an entirely different outlook... I plan to visit villages in that region and meet people and take photos....
Rami E. Kremesti M.Sc.
One of the best books I have read. It should be historical, but I think is about a values of life and faith. Three brothers one converted in Islam, the other two are still Christians - ready to lose them life, but sticking in its predecessors' religion. They received more support from them Islamic neighbors then coming up rapists. The destiny is curving in different aspects, but the end is loaded with a lot of hope.
It is worth reading this book.