Tuesday, 19 March 2019

Book Review - Immigrants by Sam Boyd

Price -  $ 4.99 

Pages  - 346 

Genre  - Drama, Fiction, Suspense


About The Author Sam Boyd - Sam Boyd is the author of the Jack Turner Series.Sam has traveled the world as a consultant and seen the dark underworld of big cities and the hardships and exploitation of the poor firsthand during his travels. After his retirement he took up writing which had always been his passion.He is now settled with his partner in  Laem Mae Phim on the coast in Rayong Thailand.

                                                  

The Book - The Book ' Immigrants -Taken for a Ride ' takes us along the tumultuous journey of Kasim, his wife Sabine and their two young children -little Lia who suffers from Tuberculosis and needs to be on regular medicines to survive and the resilient Manal who bears it all without ever complaining,when they try to escape the civil war and mass killings in Sudan in the hope of getting a better life in England.


It is a well written book that reveals the pain and anguish that illegal immigrants suffer.Since they are illegal migrants they do not have a voice and at every stop in the journey they are gradually stripped off their money and humanity ultimately even bereft of any dignity and hope of survival.


Irrespective of age and gender,be it young boys or girls or adults,they are subjected to merciless torture, gang rapes and even sold as slaves  when they cannot pay for the onward journey.Those who survive the torture, perish at sea when they are loaded in hundreds like cargo on dinghies without enough food,water or warmth and left to their fate to fend for themselves.Only the very lucky or tenacious ones can make it to land and a new life but by that time their spirit is too broken and the loved ones are gone for whose better future they left their homeland in the first place.


Thankfully the hard hitting story ends in a happy ending with Sir Jack turner from the Special Forces pitching in to the rescue in a dramatic twist.

Unfortunately real life is not so rosy!


Nevertheless the action and suspense helps in alleviating the sadness and rage you feel when reading about the plight of people being sold or butchered like cattle or forced into sex slavery.


With so many Indians too trying to get a green card to America in search for better employment, this book struck an emotional cord with me.Maybe such books will highlight the plight of these unfortunate people tricked by fate and preyed upon by mafia and help in getting them a better future.


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11 comments:

  1. Wow excellent review! I currently have a to read list a mile long but I may need to add this book to the list nonetheless.

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  2. This looks like an excellent book - raw, real and thought provoking. I am definitely going to look into this one. Thank you for your review.

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  3. Sam Boyd's book seems to be a very touching and poignant saga of immigrants. A book that I am sure would be difficult to put down till the end. Would love to read this one, shall check it out.

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  4. Beautiful book with a strong theme. ..Would love to read the book ...this describes the plight of every immigrant the degree varies ..

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  5. "Immigration" as a topic is riveting and I'm sure it will touch a chord with many people. Adding it to the list of the books to read this year. Thanks for a good review.

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  6. Thanks for sharing your good review. I should check this interesting book online and grab a copy.

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  7. I am so happy to see this. I was once upon a time an Avid reader. Unfortunately Time does not permit me this luxury and enrichment anymore. I am so glad that you are doing this.

    Utpal Khot

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  8. This sounds like a very interesting read. I am also in love with the pricing of the book!

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  9. Looks like an interesting book. I just started Norwegian Wood by Murakami

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  10. The plot of book is very realistic. I love such books. I’m keeping it in my TBR list. Great review

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  11. What an interesting topic. The plight of the immigrants is indeed very sad and a lot of people don't understand the various challenges and exploration faced by them

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