Thursday 18 June 2015

Chapter 1.6 - Meeting Lorenzo

Chapter 1,6 
Meeting Lorenzo

  "Parks abounding with exotic wild Life."
Maya’s journey takes us now into the heart of Africa, the Congo, “The Heart of Darkness,”  as it is named in the novel by Joseph Conrad.

The sketch shows a park with exotic animals. Since these animals are symbols of Maya’s character, we might say that she is strong (lion) and intelligent (elephant), adaptable (crocodile) to challenging situations and of great curiosity (monkey).  Her soul (bird) can soar high above the clouds. Beware the ostrich!  He is the symbol of denial, but the lion,  who is also a sun symbol, keeps watch over her. 
Pirogue Traders of the Congo River

Another review of Insectual:
This was one engaging tale that I couldn’t put down! I did have to have some patience in the beginning until I felt that I was more caught up in the thrust of the story, but the author does a great job of explaining all the back story and sub plots. I enjoyed the easy flow and inventive ideas and plot of “Insectual”, and really liked the characters! Happy that they were not cliché, cardboard cutouts but relatable and real.  I liked that I never quite knew where the story was going, and it was anything but predictable… my eyebrows shot up and my jaw dropped many times. It gets pretty intense, and I wasn’t prepared for where the book went, but I feel like it is an important story that needs to be told. The author has a great way of writing, even if it took me awhile to get into the flow. Oh, and I loved the drawings at the beginning of each chapter! ( 4 stars). essieharmon