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An enduring, emotional saga of faith and humanity
Reviewed in the United States 🇺🇸 on October 12, 2021
Richard Adams certainly embarked on a long journey with Shardik. He discusses all the effects of religious faith and loyalty and the endurance of the human spirit as well as the awesome power in the spirit of all living things, bears included. It is a long read, chock full of pensive, engaging descriptive narrative. It can be a bit hard to keep yourself glued to the page, but if you stick with it, you'll gain in understanding and begin to feel the connection with life that the book describes. This edition is full of typos and really needs editing. It sometimes almost feels like an unedited translation, but in most cases, you get used to the misspellings and can muddle through. It's a sad, but joyful read with honest characters you will come to love or fear.