Book: The Country of the Blind
Author: HG Wells
This is my 100th read for the year
"In the country of the blind, the one eyed man is king". Or so thinks a mountaineer named Nunez who stumbles upon a completely blind community living in the mountains. He believes that he can overtake them since he is sighted, and quickly finds out that isn't the case. Before Nunez got there, the valley where the blind townspeople live was completey cut off from everything else. A disease had struck them early on in their settlement and over time, every new baby that was born was blind. As Nunez falls into the community, and falls in love, he starts to doubt if he really needs to be sighted or he is truly the disadvantaged one.
This was a pretty good book. And really short. I always struggle with short novels - as you have heard me say many times in the past. Always leave me wanting just a little bit more. Just as I was getting into the story with Nunez and his acceptance of the Bind community, it abuptly ends. I would have liked the story to go on a bit more to be satisfied.