i agree with the poet that it matters nothing that his booatmen are now are old. everything has a season and a time. this is one thing humanity has not yet understood. follow the tide of things and they surely will lead you across the sea and upwards in life.
I read Acres of diamonds more than fifteen times and each time i read it i discover something new i did not see the last time i read it. I am current working on my third book and i am making reference to Acres of diamonds on the ignornace of many people leaving wealth in search of wealth.I am a Nigerian living in Nigeria. Many Nigerians left their goldmines in search of gold in foreign land. But we are at home mining and discovering the hidden treasure in our native country. There is no need to travel abroad when we are living on Acres of Daimonds. they are ashame of coming back because they lost out...
I love the book from the beginning, because of the rich olden Anglo-Saxon English format of writing, the romance in the green woods, etc. What totally turned me against he book was the [ending].
Recommendation? If you know true love, and has just failed in one, DO NOT READ THIS BOOK! It'll kill you. I never had a pleasant sleep last night, and I'm likely to have a bad week-end... I take novels that seriously.
God bless and keep you. Thanks to Project Guetenberg though for all these books.