Category: Biographies

Yolanda 0

Yolanda – mijn verhaal

I would be lying if I said that this wasn’t a tough book to get through. It’s not only that the theme is totally horrifying, dealing with child abuse and torture. There are graphic descriptions of incest and even murder of infants. That isn’t the worst part. The worst part is the Yolanda is a real person and that this is her story of what happened to her. I’ve read my fair share of extreme...

Safiya 0

I, Safiya – 2005

It’s easy to read this book as a statement against Islam but I don’t think that is the purpose. Safiya refers to Allah time and time again and she’s thankful for her beliefs. Allah is greater. You can have what opinions you like about her situation but for her, it’s reality. If your opinion after reading this angers you against Islam I think you’re making your own assumptions. I realize that it’s hard to separate...

The Lost Boy 0

The Lost Boy – 1997 – sequel to a child called it

The Lost boy is the continuing story that began with A Child Called It. The first chapter kinda stays in the story told in the previous book. Maybe it’s a little more in-depth than the story that was told in A Child Called it. As a whole, I feel that this isn’t filled with descriptions of physical abuse. That doesn’t mean that it’s any easier to understand how a mother can treat her child this way. And even...

Please Daddy No 0

Please, Daddy, No – 2006 – Sadistic Perversion

I found Please Daddy No in a second-hand bookstore a few weeks ago. Actually, I had seen it there many times before I bought it. I usually but a lot of books without ever starting to read them. It’s the same with movies and music, I buy stuff but never find the time to enjoy many of my findings. Recently I’ve started to read again though. I might not be a fast reader, and I...

A child called it 0

A Child Called It – 1995 – A True story

I think it’s some kind of safety mechanism in the human nature that starts to doubt the authenticity of a story like A Child called it. It’s too gruesome, too horrible so it cannot be true. It’s easy to think that way. Are there really people in this world that can be this sadistic to a child? Well, since it’s claimed to be a true story, apparently so. For some reason, I feel that stories like...