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The source of that terrible noise I hardly want to You won't understand because you weren't there You can't understand You see I thought I'd heard seagulls screeching Seagulls fighting over a lucky catch Birds Just birds' Emma Jane Kirby has r. He could not ignore the fact that the waving hands had always been visible to him They had waved in the water yes but they had also waved from the reception centre from the church steps and from the roadside where he had jogged past them blindly They had waved from the newspaper columns and from the television screens where he had filtered them out and switched them off They had always been in his line of vision and he had chosen not to see themOn the way home he crossed over the road to pause at the migrant boat graveyard where a flotilla of wooden cadavers lay marooned on the gravel their hulls splintered with unsightly wounds The worn out vessels were lying heavily on their sides as if in a gesture of surrender He winced as he looked at them For how many years now had desperate people washed up here drained of every last drop of their strength He clenched his jaw And how many smashed wrecks would it take before Europe stopped debating and instead agreed to do something

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The Optician of Lampedusa

Eported extensively on the reality of mass migration today In The Optician of Lampedusa she brings to life the moving testimony of an ordinary man whose late summer boat trip off a Sicilian island unexpectedly turns into a tragic rescue missio. This book was a pretty bland reading experience and I think that s because I was expecting either a non fiction style recounting of the event and its political backdrop or a first person account from the journalist s perspective in interviewing him Instead the style comes across as The Optician of Lampedusa the Novelization Which I think is fine I understand why it is that way it makes his story into A Story and focuses on human emotions above all else in a situation when we re often only given the cold facts and it s easy for people to avoid empathising The book has a raison d etre beyond being a good read But it wasn t a good read Which is a shame because I thought I would enjoy it and I was looking forward to reading a book about the refugee crisis

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From an award winning BBC journalist this moving book turns the testimony of an accidental hero into a timeless story about the awakening of human courage and conscience 'I can hardly begin to describe to you what I saw as our boat approached. This is a story that needs to be told but I just don t feel it was told that well in terms of story character or writing Not one for me


10 thoughts on “The Optician of Lampedusa

  1. says:

    The most important book I read this year I did cry all the way through it but I am glad I read it

  2. says:

    This is a story that needs to be told but I just don't feel it was told that well in terms of story character or writing Not one for me

  3. says:

    Just Wow What a powerful accountThis book stunned me into silenceFor one so small it swells tears with words its paragraphs pull punches each chapter is a slap in the face to the reality we've become accustomed numbed toIt made my jaw slack my insides twist we're all guilty of looking the other way like the Optician initially does with the call for charity donations but we have to hope or we have to change so that we're the one in whatever

  4. says:

    A deeply upsetting read that is 100% relevant Anyone who thinks they understand the human element of the current refugee crisis should read th

  5. says:

    If you’re like me then you’ve never heard of Lampedusa It’s a tiny island with a huge problem Every year thousands of refugees fleeing Africa wash up on its shores The Optician of Lampedusa is written by BBC reporter Emma Jane Kirby She tells the true story of Lampedusa’s only optician and the day that changed his life forever In October of 2013 the optician and seven of his friends were on a boating

  6. says:

    He could not ignore the fact that the waving hands had always been visible to him They had waved in the water yes but they had also waved from the reception centre from the church steps and from the roadside where he had jogged past them blindly They had waved from the newspaper columns and from the television screens where he had filtered them out and switched them off They had always been in his line of vision and he had chosen

  7. says:

    This book was a pretty bland reading experience and I think that's because I was expecting either a non fiction style recounting of the event and its political backdrop or a first person account from the journal

  8. says:

    A true story written by a BBC reporter trying in any way possible to draw attention to something the lucky only care about if it inconveniences them huge numbers of our fellow humans currently dying in desperate dangerous flailing attempts to reach livable situations habitable countriesThis Normal Italian Optician goes for a sail with his w

  9. says:

    “How naive he’d been thought the optician how naive Because there would always be greater sorrow deeper and unfathomable than any of us could ever imagine” p 83Bad things happen all the time Suffering is a feature of

  10. says:

    I'm so grateful to Waterstones for including this marvelous little book in their 6 best books of 2016 list otherwise who knows when I'd have come across it He could not ignore the fact that the waving hands had always been visible to him They

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