Sometimes it’s feels good to read a book that is what it says it is (at least according to the blurb!) : “A feel good book with a bite”.
The book is easy to read and humorous. I have a soft spot for books written in the format of letters, with different characters moving the plot forward. I must admit I smiled while reading and finished it quite quickly.
There is a “bite” – some commentary on politics and government. In addition, despite the fact that I remembered that this book had been made into a romantic comedy film ( which I haven’t seen) the love story did not end up in the usual, expected way. I appreciated that.
Nonetheless, the “teacher in me” had to be hushed a few times while reading. Why couldn’t the vision they were trying to realize be to bring running water to every village? Improve access to Education and Health Care?
I know, I know. The book wouldn’t be as attractive or amusing. I get that.
But I do wish the author had omitted the “THE” before the name of the country “Yemen”! I have found explanations for the origins of such a form but it rankles…