My favorite part of this book is where he lands on an inaccessible plateau in North Africa and, after marvelling that he is the first living thing EVER to have drawn breath here, notices that the place is littered with meteorites.And what is so wonderful about this book is not that St. X experienced that moment, but that through him, *I* get to experience it too."Nous demandons à boire, mais nous demandons aussi à communiquer."The pages are filled with the desperation to communicate, man's love of solitude tempered and ruined by his dependence on others.This is the landscape of The Little Prince—all the characters are here, and were real.
Incidentally, I'd forgotten what a huge influence the core story in this book—plane crash in the desert and subsequent brush with nearly dying of thirst—was on my own book, The Sunbird.
This is the first time I've read this book in French.It's not long and it's very accessible to the struggling Francophile.
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