Friday, January 15, 2010
What is the What by Dave Eggers
Valentino Achak Deng has led a tortuous life. He has seen his friends murdered, children eaten by lions, and walked hundreds of miles from one refugee camp to another. Valentino has changed his location, his opinions on faith, and his name. Eggers does a fantastic job in this epic novel based on Deng's autobiographical account of his life and allows the reader to catch a glimpse into the life of a Lost Boy. It leaves you wondering what exactly is the what.