The Giant and the Dwarf is a captivating tale for adults about the journey to, and the burden of, self-empowerment. The plot,moving, catching and heart gripping, shifts between reality and the fairy world, gaining insight from both.
The story and its direct and innocent style crosses the boundaries of personal inner space, allowing every reader to look at the Giant and Dwarf within them, along with their strengths and weaknesses, through the eyes of both a child and an adult alike.
The book 'refuses' to move in a set path of any one genre and walks a fine line between a sweet-fluffy children's tale and a painfully biographical spiritual guide.
This fuzziness enables the reader to devote themselves unreservedly to the story with judgment of neither the story nor themselves, instead of experiencing the journey to the fullest.
The meaning of the relationship between Giant and Dwarf unfolds growth processes and expands awareness.
We are all part of this voyage to Self Growth, which demands a connection with pain and weakness, as well as with innocence and positive attitude.
I have just recently started reading books again as an incentive for me to take a break and sit down. I was given the opportunity to review The Giant and the Dwarf by Dov Yanai. The book has such a great story and beautiful message about love, acceptance and respect. I could actually put myself in both shoes.