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The Shattered Lens: A War Photographer's True Story of Captivity and Survival in Syria based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
There is so much to say about the this real life harrowing struggle I am not sure where to even began. Jonathan Alpeyrie job is what most photography dream of but very few have the courage to do. Jonahtan Alpeyrie story is or about bring a captive guest than prisoner. He wasn't beaten, or torture but the stress of not knowing what was going to happen had to been torture enough. He is very open about the fact it could have been much worse and he understands he was lucky even blessed that it wasn't. He was able to take a unknown very frightening time in his life and bring humor into by giving his captor's names. He writes about meaningful relationship he developed with some of his captors and still keeps in contact with them. As readers read this book you wish to have had pictures to be able to better understand the events during his time in Syria. Many times I found it difficult to understand what Jonathan was describing. Jonathan has many strong feelings about the political events in the middle east that might not appeal to all readers but he has some very strong points I feel everyone needs to look at and question. In the end what I found this story having me looking for answers to my question. What is the true meaning of freedom. Thank you to Netgalley and the Publisher Atria Books for the advance copy http://bookhimdanno.blogspot.com/2017/10/book-review-shattered-lens-war.html