I rate this book 2 out of 5 stars. Personally, I hated the voice of the book. The way Deborah had of explaining some of the things in the book felt pretentious at best. The book lacked focus, as well. It would go from talking about men to talking about cameras to talking about family to talking about rape analogies to talking about religion to talking about men again. Though it was clear to me that she was a photojournalist, it felt like more text was allotted to men and other things, rather than actually talking about her job.
I would rate this book 3/5 stars because i liked how she traveled the world and got to get photos that had a lot of strong feeling. At the same time i dont like reading books but sometimes i could sit down and read something that is interesting to me but with this book i just think it was just too much.
I'm rating this book a 4 out of 5 stars. There were some parts that were a little to graphic for me. For example, the rape. That definitely made me uncomfortable. But once when you read past that part it was enjoyable. However, the chapters felt like they went on forever. I also envy her for being able to travel so much too.
I rate this book 5 stars. I think she did a great job telling her life story in a creative and relatable way. I thought it was very creative how she separated the book into the 3 parts of developing film. She related her life to her passion and she made it work. I also really liked her writing style. Unlike Jacob, I think her voice was very strong. There were many points where I couldn't put the book down because the detail and personality of her writing drew me in. I also think she did a good job of making the book relatable to more than just photographers. She talked about many issues so everyone who reads it can find at least one part interesting to them. Overall I really enjoyed the book and think Deborah's story was very interesting.
I am Ben-Hen. Lighthouse for many ships that pass my way. Hopefully I make their journey more focused and enlightened.