“It is easy to do somethings, but it is difficult to be quiet, be patient and not do anything.”
The lovely Potterhead Aanya has written yet another book! I’ll be doing a short review this short yet insightful book. Thank you Aanya for the review copy!
FOR I PITY THEM (POTTERHEAD AANYA)
Published: 26 November 2020 || Read: 8 December 2020
No. of Pages: 42 (kindle/e-book)
Pity, what is it? It’s the feeling of sorrow and compassion caused by the sufferings and misfortunes of others. I don’t pity those who are poor, ill, dying, yes I do feel sorry and pain, seeing them in such a condition, but I pity those who are rich, spoiled and have everything. Why? Read on……
When I finished this book in one sitting, my reaction was to breathe a “wow”. I was truly impressed with how thought provoking For I Pity Them was!
The thing that stood out to me was Aanya’s writing. She writes from first person and I felt as if I were seated in front of her, with her narrating… it did feel intense at times, in a good way. Aanya’s voice is resolute in the way she addressed some of the brutal truths people don’t admit. Her unflinching honesty and accusations of pretentiousness etc blew me away. I was so admiring of how much she stood firm in her opinions.
Furthermore, I really liked how there was a mix of both prose and poetry in the book, making it more engaging and persuasive.
Despite her perhaps somewhat harsh tone which definitely set the mood well, I could truly see her passion and that she cared. She didn’t just criticise, but uplifted as well and I found that to be a good balance.
For I pity them is a book exploring pity. And I loved how it was done. From the way pity was defined and separated from some other emotions, to how it was demonstrated through metaphors and analogies… after reading the book I definitely had a lot of food for thought.
Aanya writes with maturity beyond her years, and I truly enjoyed hearing her thought-out views on hard hitting topics relating to pity such as war, which she handled with sensitivity and grace, but not once forgetting what she stood for.
For I Pity Them is a short read, but an incredibly impactful one as well! You guys should go pick it up!