Antoine De Saint Exupery
Wind, Sand, and Stars
Book Review by Author/Illustrator Ross Anthony

Having fallen in love with his "LITTLE PRINCE" I picked up an old copy of St. Exupery's "WIND, SAND, and STARS."

Unfortunately, after as magical a creation as the PRINCE, STARS is rather disappointing. That said, it's worth trudging through the exposition for the gems which are like finding water in the desert.

The book feels as though it was written later in life. Perhaps friends to St. Exupery said, “You've got so many stories, life experiences, you should write them down." So, then, half to appease them, he set out to recount some important happenings/ learnings he'd stumbled across while piloting through life.

Half the time the book stalls with rather point blank exposition, but then at other times warms with his wonderful profound poetic reflection. And then at still other times, Exupery grandstands a bit, presuming much about the lives of others based merely on their apparent economic situation.

Too bad the book is a bit difficult to get through, because it makes that second read of THE LITTLE PRINCE all the more insightful.

"Each man must look to himself to teach him the meaning of life. It is not something discovered: it is something moulded. These prison walls that this age of trade has built up round us, we can break down. We can still run free, call to our comrades, and marvel to hear once more, in response to our call, the pathetic chant of the human voice."

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