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Saroo Brierley

Autor/a de A Long Way Home: A Memoir

5 obres 1,302 Membres 63 Ressenyes

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Saroo Brierley was born in 1981 in Madhya Pradesh, India. He was adopted by an Australian family at 5 years old after being separated from his biological mother. At the age of 30 he was reunited with his biological mother after many years of searching. His account of this experience was published mostra'n més in 2013 in the book, A Long Way Home. It was later made into the film 'Lion' in 2016 starring Dev Patel. His book unfolds the story of Saroo and his older brother Guddu becoming separated at a train station in India as they are searching for food. Saroo ends up falling asleep on a train and travels 1.500 kilometers from his hometown. His attempts to find his way home are unsuccessful and he is later adopted into an Australian family. It is years later that he is able to find his way back home with the help of Google Earth. In 2016 the film 'Lion' was released which was based on his life's journey. It was directed by Garth Davis and starred Dev Patel, Nicole Kidman and Rooney Mara. (Bowker Author Biography) mostra'n menys

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Previously published as A Long Way Home: A Memoir
tayadora1950 | Hi ha 60 ressenyes més | May 3, 2024 |
hock! Horror! I hate to admit this, but for once I actually enjoyed the movie to the book. The movie version of "Lion: A Long Way Home" moved me to tears but I didn't connect with Saroo in his autobiography.

While his story was remarkable, I found the book too factual and one-dimensional. The writing was dry and it lacked personality and emotion. I think it would have been more powerful had an accomplished author sat down with Saroo and written his story for him.

Five stars for the movie but only two for this book.… (més)
HeatherLINC | Hi ha 1 ressenya més | Dec 18, 2023 |
Living in a poor Indian neighborhood with his mother and three siblings, Saroo was often left to fend for himself, begging neighbors for food and taking care of his little sister, even though he was only five years old himself. One evening, having followed his brother by train to another city, he unwittingly boarded the wrong train back home, instead arriving many hours later in Kolkata. In a country of more than 700 million people and not knowing the name of the city where he had come from, Saroo was placed in an orphanage and ultimately adopted by an Australian couple. Despite a happy childhood there, he never forgot his family in India, and as an adult he set out on what seemed like an impossible task to locate them.

Saroo's incredible story was turned into a feature film several years ago, and so having seen the film the trajectory was familiar, but it was still touching and inspirational. The writing is not complex, but it is heartfelt and honest, and I was amazed by Saroo's ability to hold onto such important memories from so young an age. I wonder how many other readers curiously followed along in Google Earth/Maps as he was zeroing in on the discovery of his hometown — I certainly was! Now that even more time has passed, I'm curious how things are going for Saroo, his old family and his new family. I hope they have kept in touch and been able to develop meaningful and fulfilling relationships.
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ryner | Hi ha 60 ressenyes més | Nov 12, 2021 |
Possibly THE MOST incredible story you will ever read. Maybe not the best retelling, but it still ranks as a great book. Many of the important facets of this book are more universal than specific to Saroo Brierley which make it a must read for everyone who likes to read and thirsts for knowledge.

Well done, and godspeed Saroo.
Picathartes | Hi ha 60 ressenyes més | Aug 2, 2021 |



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