Next up on David’s Book Blurg is The Sacrifice by Indrajit Garai
Here’s the blurb
In this collection, meet:
Guillaume, who gives up everything to protect his child; young Mathew, who stakes his life to save his home; and François, who makes the biggest sacrifice to rescue his grandson.
The Sacrifice by Indrajit Garai is a series of 3 short stories which explores human nature, sacrifice, hope, despair and more..it’s a real ride of emotions.
The Move, the first tale follows Guillaume, a dairy farmer struggling to makes ends meet and to keep his son fed..this certainly set the bar for the book as Gulliaume was such a positive character and managed to lighten the harshness of the tale at times.
It’s a real story of struggle and determination not to give up..and that ending! Wow.
The Listener, 2nd story in the book follows Mathew, a troubled child who’s one love is his beloved tree..and he will do anything to protect it. It’s a real tale of devotion and communication.. the struggle between parent and child creating boundaries they struggle to break..
The most moving of the three tales is The Sacrifice which follows François and his grandson Arthur… François is willing to do anything to make sure Arthur has everything he needs.. he barely eats just so Arthur can..he hides the truth but Arthur is bright..he knows something isn’t right.. in the end their lives are turned upside down but the sacrifice’s François makes will shape Arthur forever.
To say the book is moving would be an understatement. Each story is very different but they work well together as a series and each hit home with a common theme..sacrifice..love..what would you do for those you love.. I know I’d do anything and that’s why this book really resonates.. the emotion seeps though.
The only thing for me the author could do is work on the blurb, beef it up a little..without reading the reviews you can’t really get an insight to the book and for me I like to read both the blurb and reviews as well as look at the cover to form an opinion before buying… the blurb is super important to me.. I might have missed this gem if a book.
Well written and with thought provoking events makes The Sacrifice a 5* read in my opinion.