Book Review: Mists Of The Serengeti

Book Review: Mists Of The Serengeti

It’s all a thick mist the last time I did a book review. I often load my Kindle app with new releases though, but nothing spectacular that would warrant me time to write what I thought until this.

This is my first Leylah Attar read. I won’t say I regretted I didn’t read earlier her book, The Black Swan. It has been sitting right inside my tab’s drive since forever. Maybe if I’ve read it early on, I could have been a hundred and more pages richer. But I think it’s not too late, I’ll certainly get back to it after this read.

Mists Of The Serengeti is so many things. It’s an all-encompassing, uncomplicated, gritting and yet gratifying to read and digest book. It’s generally a love drama with easy to love characters. What’s not to love about Bahati. He reminded me of those full-of-life Africans from the movie Blended. 

But what this book stick out is its telling of how fate, sorrow, tragedy, healing, excitement, adventure, love, desire, culture, travel, mystery, nature, suspense and humanity are so connected that in a certain sphere of life it play so flawlessly that even in the most unexpected and grim of circumstances, somehow our existence is connected in a way we couldn’t question and see, let circumstances takes its course and engage along with it. 

Leylah Attar is such a genius at playing with the readers emotions. I laughed and cried along the pages of this book. Heck, I even want to name our car’s head handle - the oh-shit handle. 

I identify with people who go into mourning and grief of their loss. But Leylah has some way with words of getting you to empathize with the characters even to the deepest of their thoughts. A crawling deep understanding on how they deem losing a loved one. It’s so existent on this book you’ll feel so heavy while on it. 

The last time I read a book, I was inspired to go to Nepal and save children. This book had me googling Serengeti and by God’s grace book a flight, go on Safari adventure in Tanzania and see if lions really mate so loud it’ll break your eardrums and probably meet one of those Albino kids.

You shouldn’t miss this book for the world. 

I hate, I hate it that it ended after 289 pages on my tab. But tell you what? This book will give you new perspectives about life, about culture, about letting go and claiming it back. And about how in this lifetime I’m dreaming to see the cradle of Africa where life runs exotic and free and maybe, just maybe if I’ll push it harder enough it’ll become a reality. 

This is what it looks like when you wander
somewhere between the sand and stardust,
and meet a piece of yourself in somewhere else - Leyla Attar



It’s in Amazon for $3.99. Recommended Read! Let me know what you feel and think after reading. Let's talk about it at the comment box below.

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