I bought Trevor Noah's Born a Crime to read during labour and while in the hospital to have my baby. Everyone said it was an easy and funny read, and I figured it'll be a good one to delve into in the midst of contractions. I ended up reading it way too quickly before any contractions. But then, I started typing up this post when the first set of contractions hit...
I haven't read that many books in recent times, but this one is right up there for me. It's funny, yet deep. I hardly underline or highlight books when reading; but if I did, I'll have come close to underlining a whole lot of it.
I didn't know that much of Trevor Noah (and still don't!). So it's not because I'm a personal fan that I found this book fascinating. Apparently he's a comedian - so yes, it is funny. But it's so much more - filled with quotable quotes and life gems. Pegged as a love letter to his mum, it addresses a whole bunch of matters: racism; equality; domestic violence; poverty & crime; marriage and relationships; friendships.
The writing brings each character to life and you can almost clearly visualise each one. I'm not about to review the book though because I'm not sure exactly how to. What I will do, is point out some lines that I couldn't help nodding constantly to. And thinking "true words there Trevor; true words..."