My rating: 4 of 5 stars
I received a copy of this book from the author in return for an honest review.
This book is the author’s autobiography, telling how his family living in Bulgaria immigrate to Canada, choosing the city of Montreal as their new home.
As a teenager, Koko decided to travel back to his own country where he met some relatives and some friends as well.
After his return to Canada, he faces a gunfire in his College and luckily his injure was not so bad but he suffered some psychological disturbances as consequence.
Being back to Bulgaria, he travels around other countries as a backpacker, sleeping in hostels in order to save his money.
This book is beautiful written in the sense that the author shows how the real life makes great changes in our character.
Even this is not a travelogue book having his autobiography as a background, it shows how the author managed to surpass its tragic event.
The way the author writes partially his autobiography during his travels by the Balkans, reminds me in some way and without any parallelism, the book The Motorcycle Diaries by Ernesto Guevara and transposed to the cinema by Walter Salles.
However, I must confess that didn’t like the cover and the title of this book. The title doesn’t give any hint to the readers unless you read some summary or a review of this book.