Saturday, September 13, 2014


Book: One Man Guy
Author: Michael Barakiva

Alek Khederian should have guessed something was wrong when his parents took him to a restaurant. Everyone knows that Armenians never eat out. Between bouts of interrogating the waitress and criticizing the menu, Alek’s parents announce that he’ll be attending summer school in order to bring up his grades. Alek is sure this experience will be the perfect hellish end to his hellish freshman year of high school. He never could’ve predicted that he’d meet someone like Ethan.

I don't liked the message this books tried to convey.
Feeding their childrens head with hate sense birth, sticking to principals that no longer apply to the modern world. I like to believe that there is a better way to honer your heritage than hate with passion of 1000 suns the nation/people that hurt your grand-grand-grand-grand... parents some 100 years ago!

I hate nationalism. I believe its useless and only provokes extreme behavior.
Its just one more think that makes us different in stead of similar. Pointless labeling.

The Family dynamics was all wrong, that is not what good parenting looks like. That was one horrendous set of parents, that might have been the worst parents i've read so far in a book.

The weird thing is - i liked Alek and Ethan and their story (tho it was hurried at times), and if the other staff weren't pushed down my throat i might have liked this book also.