#Memoir Out of Africa
5. by Isak Dinesen, Karen Blixen (no photo)
Finshed date: 07 January 2022
Genre: autobiographical anecdotes
Rating: Rating: D-
The book describes events in 5 parts during the period from 1914 to 1931 concerning the European settlers and the native people in the bush country of Kenya “in British East Africa”… told from the lyrical, poetic viewpoint of Danish Baroness Karen von Blixen-Finecke.
Good News: I finally finished the book. #GoodRiddance
Bad News: The reading was slow going, lukewarm storytelling and I was bored from cover to cover.
It was a combination of:
Details: native people, the wildlife, the weather and …her farm being a type of paradise.
Short fragments: stories, ideas.
Shift to tragedy: (part 5)
coffee harvest fails….Denys Finch-Hatton dies. The author sells the farm and paradise is lost.
Personal: Do yourself a favor and just watch the movie Out of Africa
The cinematograpy is truly breath-taking, especially in the scene with the biplane. As a romance, the story is almost perfect, the performances are brilliant and the soundtrack will haunt you.