Salute Bryce Courtenay — read his The Power of One

Turning on the computer this morning made this Black Friday actually a day of mourning in the world of readers and writers with the news of Bryce Courtenay’s demise due to stomach cancer. Not going to bother relating all the chatter on the various news threads regarding Courtenay’s passing. But I will say this:  The Power of One is a damn fine book.  If you’re looking for a great read for a young person–whom you don’t mind repeatedly reading derogatory words about certain chickens–then throw The Power of One at them and see if they can catch it.  In my opinion, keep in mind the “my,” this is a great reading gift 365 days year round for any reader–or boxing fan.  This is a story of guts, spirit and power.  Enough said. Salute the late Bryce Courtenay by reading his books.  If you’re already a Courtenay fan please feel free to share your thoughts about any of his books.

 Clicking the book cover will take you to a Wikipedia page about Bryce Courtenay.


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  1. November 24, 2012 at 4:13 pm

    The whole shopping emphasis and the way it seems to be gaining momentum over time is depressing. For me, I give thanks for having a few extra days off from work. Books for Christmas, however, sounds like a winner to me.

    • November 24, 2012 at 4:34 pm

      What?! No boycotts of Wally’s World in your riverbed?
      Agreed. The buy, buy, buy until you die syndrome seems to be in full force yet again.
      Giving someone a GREAT book for a special occassion, or better yet, NO occassion at all, is always a very fine thing to do.
      Have you read The Power of One, Al?

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